Our prayer life needs some attention as we journey in life. Hopefully we have learned to set aside time for prayer. It seems that often we pray the most diligently when we are worried or under some stress that seems insurmountable. It might be a crisis in the family due to broken relationships or health issues.
In the parable from the gospel of Luke, Jesus tells of the persistence of a woman who needs a favorable decision from a judge. She keeps badgering him and does not give up. Jesus, before sharing the parable with his followers speaks of the need for persistent prayer. Perhaps we need to expand our prayer life to include issues of injustice. It is good to pray for others needs as well as our own, but we need to expand our prayer life to include the many injustices there are in the world. Praying for world leaders, for elected officials in our own area, for church leaders, for any who seek to promote the common good and seek justice is necessary. We need, however, to remember that prayers no matter how persistent will be granted in God’s time, not ours. Prayer is based on our relationship with God. In deepening our relationship with God, we hope to become more dedicated disciples of his son, Jesus Christ.