A Parable On Prayer
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A Parable On Prayer

From Series: The Gospel According to Luke, Volume 8

Luke 18:1  (ID: 2252)

Some view Jesus’ parable of the persistent widow as an illustration of the importance of persistent prayer. As Alistair Begg demonstrates, however, this story is better understood in the context of waiting for Christ's return. Through prayer, believers offer up their desires to God, surrender their will to Him, enter into conversation with Him, practice His presence, and experience His peace. Despite our unanswered questions, we can trust that God’s goodness means an answer will come in His timing.

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The Parable of the Persistent Widow

1And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.

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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.