‘Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray…’’ (Luke 18:1-8)
This parable is similar to the one about the friend at midnight in Matthew’s Gospel and like that one it seeks not to compare God to the unjust judge but rather to contrast Him to such a person. Similarly the lesson is essentially the same. We should never weary of prayer, however, we need to remember that only God sees the whole picture and the whole of time and only God ultimately knows what is best for us. Therefore our prayers may not always be answered when or in the manner we want them to – but we should never be discouraged in our prayer life, rather we should put our faith and trust in our Lord who knows what’s best for us.