Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them
that they should always pray and not give up.
He said: "In a certain town there was a judge who
neither feared God nor cared about men.
And there was a widow in that town who kept coming
to him with the plea, 'Grant me justice against my
"For some time he refused. But finally he said to
himself, 'Even though I don't fear God or care about
yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will
see that she gets justice, so that she won't eventually
wear me out with her coming!' "
And the Lord said, "Listen to what the unjust judge
And will not God bring about justice for his chosen
ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep
putting them off?
I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly.
However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find
faith on the earth?"
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by
prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your
requests to God.
And the peace of God, which transcends all
understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds
in Christ Jesus.