”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!’
-The widow demonstrates perseverance in prayer despite the delay in receiving her request. This parable posses as a good example of how we ought to pray to God for sometimes we loose heart & stop praying especially when the prayer takes too long to be fulfilled. Just like Jesus told His disciples oftentimes to keep watch & pray, we have been instructed to pray without ceasing. To put our trust in God & pray unrelentingly until our requests are granted for our God has unfailing love for us.
– Grant in Hebrew is written as sheelah & it means to answer, award, allow or permit.
-Just like the persistent widow who’s prayer was answered, Hannah prayed with humility & the Lord granted her a son as prophesied by Eli since she was barren (1 Sam 1:17-18). Gods’ love for us is everlasting & He grants us His merciful love just like He did to the Israelites. Christ lives in our hearts; grants us His grace & establishes us in His love that we may abide in Him (Eph 3:14-17). He renews His promises to us His children; just like He did in the wilderness during the time of Moses in Deut 28:11-13. In faith we pray that God may help us to remain rooted in Him through grace that He may grant us abundant prosperity in the fruit of children, abundance of livestock & crops, open up the heavens & His storehouse so that rain may be felt in our households, to bless all the work of our hands, to enable us lend to many nations & borrow from none, to make us the heads & not tails so that we may always be at the top. God also grants us the desires of our hearts, gives us all our requests & make all our plans successful, & calls us to put our trust in Him (Ps 20:4-7). We are also encouraged to approach Christs’ throne of mercy with faith & humility that we may always find grace & peace for the glory of His name.
You are full of wisdom & love Father help us to always be patient & exercise perseverance in prayer so that we may not despair but wait on You & receive our requests for You love us with unfailing love. We believe Lord that You are able to grant us more than we can even ask, think or imagine, hear our prayers Father we humbly beseech You & bring forth our requests, heart desires & Your abundant blessings to manifestation in our lives, families, friends, the less fortunate, widows, among our diverse leaders & nation according the riches of Your grace merciful Father; all for the glory of Your name. Amen
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