Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Monday, September 9, 2019

Theme: WATCH AND PRAY

Text: “And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray and not to faint.” – Luke 18:1.

Comment: Prayer comforts and strengthens the mind, builds character, hope and faith.  It is a sure lifeline to the Almighty God, showing that our sufficiency is of Him. As long as we are constant in our prayers, He will in His due time grant us our requests by His grace.

Jesus Christ during his first advent taught God’s worshippers the need to pray always and to be persistent in doing so.  After giving a parable of a judge in a certain city who feared not God, neither regarded man, and of how the judge had to change his mind to attend to the requests of a certain widow because of her continuous pleading, Jesus Christ said: “…Hear what the unjust judge saith. And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?” – Luke 18:2-7.

God answers prayers in His Own time, in due season.  Apostle James states: “But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” (James 1:4).  “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;” Ephesians 6:18;  Colossians 4:2;  1 Thessalonians 5:17.

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