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Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to teach them that they should always pray and never become discouraged.
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And he spoke also a parable to them, that we ought always to pray and not to faint,
Luke 11:5-8 And he said to them: Which of you shall have a friend and shall go to him at midnight and shall say to him: Friend, lend me three loaves, . . .
Luke 21:36 Watch ye, therefore, praying at all times, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that are to come and to stand before the Son of man.
Genesis 32:9-12,24-26 And Jacob said: O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac: O Lord who saidst to me, Return to thy land, and to the place of thy birth, and I will do well for thee. . . .
Job 27:8-10 For what is the hope of the hypocrite if through covetousness he take by violence, and God deliver not his soul? . . .
Psalm 55:16,17 But I have cried to God: and the Lord will save me. . . .
Psalm 65:2 O hear my prayer: all flesh shall come to thee.
Psalm 86:3 Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I have cried to thee all the day.
Psalm 102:17 He hath had regard to the prayer of the humble: and he hath not despised their petition.
Psalm 142:5-7 I cried to thee, O Lord: I said: Thou art my hope, my portion in the land of the living. . . .
Jeremiah 29:12 And you shall call upon me, and you shall go. and you shall pray to me, and I will hear you.
Romans 12:12 Rejoicing in hope. Patient in tribulation. Instant in prayer.
Ephesians 6:18 By all prayer and supplication praying at all times in the spirit: and in the same watching with all instance and supplication for all the saints:
Philippians 4:6 Be nothing solicitous: but in every thing, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God.
Colossians 4:2,12 Be instant in prayer: watching in it with thanksgiving. . . .
1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing.
Psalm 27:13 I believe to see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living.
Jonah 2:7 I went down to the lowest parts of the mountains: the bars of the earth have shut me up for ever: and thou wilt bring up my life from corruption, O Lord, my God.
Galatians 6:9 And in doing good, let us not fail. For in due time we shall reap, not failing.
Hebrews 12:3-5 For think diligently upon him that endured such opposition from sinners against himself that you be not wearied, fainting in your minds. . . .
ContextThe Persistent Widow
1And he spoke also a parable to them, that we ought always to pray and not to faint, 2Saying: There was a judge in a certain city, who feared not God nor regarded man.…
But they that hope in the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall take wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
And give him no silence till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
And he said to them: Which of you shall have a friend and shall go to him at midnight and shall say to him: Friend, lend me three loaves,
Yet if he shall continue knocking, I say to you, although he will not rise and give him because he is his friend; yet, because of his importunity, he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.
2 Corinthians 4:1
Therefore seeing we have this ministration, according as we have obtained mercy, we faint not.
By all prayer and supplication praying at all times in the spirit: and in the same watching with all instance and supplication for all the saints:
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