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Why Pray?



And he told them a parable, to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. He said, "In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor regarded man; and there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, 'Vindicate me against my adversary.' For a while he refused; but afterward he said to himself, Though I neither fear God nor regard man, yet I will vindicate her, or she will wear me out by her continual coming. And the Lord said, "Hear what the unrighteous judge says. And will not God vindicate his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? I tell you, he will vindicate them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son on man comes, will he find faith on earth?" - Luke 18:1-8


Our Father, these words of our Lord Jesus have made us aware of the lack of faith in our lives. We cry out to you now in our weakness and our failure to exercise faith and say, O Father, teach us to pray. Teach us to be men and women who depend continually upon you, who are pouring out to you every aspect of our life without hindrance, without reservation, telling you all things, and listening to you about all things. In Jesus' name, Amen.


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SOURCE: https://www.raystedman.org/thematic-studies/prayer/why-pray

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