Luke 18:1 Always Pray

Luke 18:1 (KJV)
And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

It is significant that Jesus taught them always to pray and not faint.

  • It isn’t ally to work and not faint
  • It isn’t always to win souls and not faint
  • It isn’t always to plant churches and not faint

Jesus specifically said always to pray.

I think the reason is clear, praying without fainting will prevent fainting in the others but a person might continue in the others without praying, indeed many have done the very thing!

Prayer places the dependence upon the Lord in a demonstrate-able, but not duplicatable[1] manner. We can do all the other without prayer but you can’t really pray without praying.

  • Prayer requires we stop working.
  • Prayer insists that we slow down.
  • Prayer depends on God and not industry for answers.

Our day could never be considered more difficult than their day and Jesus’ counsel for them in their difficulty was to pray.

Prayer would be the best course of action for us too.

[1] I mean by this that no other action duplicates the same dependence upon God as does prayer.

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Luke 18:1 Always Pray

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Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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