Revelation of the Word: Revelation of the Word:
THEME: GOD ANSWERS PRAYERS Luke‬ ‭18‬:‭1‬-‭8‬ ‭NIV‬‬ “Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not... Revelation of the Word:


Luke‬ ‭18‬:‭1‬-‭8‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“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 what people thought. And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’ “For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or care what people think, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually come and attack me!’ ” And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. 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?””
-A vulnerable woman had no family to uphold her cause and sought for her justice. The widow did not tire to request for justice from the unjust judge and she eventually got her desired help. Jesus taught that we should pray consistently without loosing heart, and He will deliver our requests. How much more will we receive our favorable judgment if we persist in the presence of our Righteous Judge.


Prayer in Hebrew is written as Tefillah and comes from the word l’hitpalel, which stands for the process of accounting, contemplation, or offering supplication or begging. Prayer is a communicating with God. It is a channel through which we access the spiritual realm. Prayer enables us to realize what God designed for us eternally. It is comforting to know that we do not pray in vain. That God always hears every prayer and He responds with His favorable cause. God knows our requests even before we pray and He answers (Isaiah‬ ‭65‬:‭24‬). God invites us to pray and He is ready and willing to respond. God invites us to pray saying, “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know” (Jeremiah‬ ‭33‬:‭3). Jesus calls us to find peace for our souls through prayer saying, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew‬ ‭11‬:‭28‬). This is call for us to pray and sort the face of the Lord. Hagar prayed and Ismail was delivered from starvation and looming death (Genesis‬ ‭21‬:‭17‬-‭19‬). Many among us are trusting God for financial breakthrough to find bread for themselves and their children/families. God hears and answers prayers, let us not loose hope. Abraham prayed for his sons success in marriage and sent his trusted servant. His servant prayed at the well in Nahor and the Lord brought forth Rebekah (Genesis‬ ‭24‬:‭12‬-‭15). It is possible that Isaac and Rebekah were also praying when the Lord responded. Those who are waiting on God for spouses should be encouraged in the Lord. Hannah cried and prayed for a long time as her co-wife Peninah mocked her since she was barren. When she went to the place of prayer, Eli the priest prayed for the Lord to grant her request and she conceived (1 Samuel‬ ‭1‬:‭1‬-‭20). God is calling all those who are believing in Him for children to pray and have faith for the Lord has not forgotten them and He will surely answer. The woman with the issue of blood underwent trouble looking for a credible physician to cure her and spent all her money but she was disillusioned. Probably she prayed for a long time before she heard that Jesus had come to their region and she received her miracle (Mark 5:25-34). Many among us are battling chronic illnesses and have spent a lot of resources seeking for the best treatment. Others are discouraged and depressed due to many life issues and need to touch the hem of Jesus’ garment. God is calling us today to pray and believe in Him for He hears every request and prayer. Jesus often went to an isolated place and prayed (Luke 5:16). Jesus recognized that the Father always heard Him, and He prayed for Lazarus who rose from the dead (John 11:42). Nothing is impossible with God. God is calling us to ask and we will receive. Seek and we will find. Knock and the door will be opened for us (Matthew 7:7). Let us always remember to press on in prayer and we will receive all our requests. Let us pray without ceasing for the Lord loves us and cares for us.

We approach Your throne of grace with confidence dear Lord Jesus so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. We come to Your presence dear Lord Jesus with confidence knowing that You are our God who answers prayers. We will extol You Lord at all the time, Your praises are always on our lips. We sought for You Lord knowing that You always hear us, answer us and deliver us from all tribulations. May You fan the fire of prayer within us, in our families and nation so that we may pray without ceasing. May You teach us precious Holy Spirit to pray to You in trust, and to worship You in spirit and in truth always. May You intercede for us with groaning that cannot be uttered. All glory and honor belongs to You Lord now and forever. May You bless us and keep us dear Lord. May You make Your face shine upon us and be gracious to us. May You lift up Your countenance towards us and grant us peace. Amen

Further reading: Psalms‬ ‭145‬:‭18‬‬‬, John‬ ‭14‬:‭13‬-‭14‬, 1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5‬:‭17

Blessed Weekend