Requests, Re-requests, and Re-re-requests


Luke 18:1-8
New Living Translation (NLT)

Parable of the Persistent Widow

18 One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up. 2 “There was a judge in a certain city,” he said, “who neither feared God nor cared about people. 3 A widow of that city came to him repeatedly, saying, ‘Give me justice in this dispute with my enemy.’ 4 The judge ignored her for a while, but finally he said to himself, ‘I don’t fear God or care about people, 5 but this woman is driving me crazy. I’m going to see that she gets justice, because she is wearing me out with her constant requests!’”

6 Then the Lord said, “Learn a lesson from this unjust judge. 7 Even he rendered a just decision in the end. So don’t you think God will surely give justice to his chosen people who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? 8 I tell you, he will grant justice to them quickly! But when the Son of Man[a] returns, how many will he find on the earth who have faith?”

Insist Upon Your Dreams

Let us be insistent
Forever push ahead
Let us not give up
No matter what is said

Let us not pin all our hopes
And what they represent
On any single futile try
But try and try without relent

After all it is the squeaky wheel
That winds up with the grease
So we will squeak from stem to stern
And never give a moment’s peace

We will get what we want
If by nothing but sheer desire
We’ll wear our dreams upon our sleeves
As we would our daily attire

And then perhaps the world will notice
And help us along our way
And won’t that be a most special thing
On that most special day

©2018 by William Pierce


May we always insist upon coming to You for all our needs. You are our true source of hope. Let us never forget that You hear and answer our ever prayer. Thank You!

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