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Worship into the Week-Persistance

Worship into the Week-
Luke 18:1-8
The Persistent Widow

This parable has a framework of prayer.
Our God who gives more than we ask.
Persistance in our prayers and requests.
The Unjust Judge wouldn't listen
 or have compassion on the widow.
Out of frustration or the need to "move on"-
he gave her justice.
We don't know her need.
Does it matter?
She was in need- a time of adversity.
There was a momentum change.
Her suffering was made perfect
 when her request was honored.
She had strength to last.
Another reading was Psalm 121-
where we are reminded that 
our help comes from the Lord.
"The Lord will keep your going out
 and your coming in from
 this time forth and forevermore."

Lord, help me to be more persistant
 in my prayers and sharing my needs with you,
and just being "more present"
 in this amazing relationship. 
In the name of Jesus, Amen.

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