Luke 18:1-9

Jose Orona

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Theme: The 21 Days of Prayer 


Title: The Power of Persistence Prayer 


Text: Luke 18:1-9 (NLT) 

Parable of the Persistent Widow

One day Jesus told his disciples a story (parable) to show that they should always pray and never give up. 

“There was a judge in a certain city,” he said, “who neither feared God nor cared about people. 

A widow of that city came to him repeatedly, saying, ‘Give me justice in this dispute with my enemy.’ 

The judge ignored her for a while, but finally he said to himself, ‘I don’t fear God or care about people, 

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!’”

Then the Lord said, “Learn a lesson from this unjust judge. 

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? 

I tell you, he will grant justice to them quickly! But when the Son of Man returns, how many will he find on the earth who have faith?”




(James 5:16) The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. 


(Acts 12:5) But while Peter was in prison, the church prayed very earnestly (intensely) for him.


(Psalm 55:16-17) NIV


Persistence Prayer 


 16 As for me, I call to God, and the Lord saves me. 17 Evening, morning and noon,  I cry out in distress,  and he hears my voice.

(Matthew 7:7-11) NLT 


Persistence Prayer

“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. 

For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.

“You parents if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead? 

10 Or if they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not! 

(Exodus 22:21-24) NLT 

21 “You must not mistreat or oppress foreigners in any way. Remember, you yourselves were once foreigners in the land of Egypt.

22 “You must not exploit a widow or an orphan. 

23 If you exploit them in any way and they cry out to me, then I will certainly hear their cry. 

24 My anger will blaze against you, and I will kill you with the sword. Then your wives will be widows and your children fatherless.



  • (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.