“And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;”
King James Version (KJV)
18:1 He spake a parable to them - This and the following parable warn us against two fatal extremes, with regard to prayer: the former against faintness and weariness, the latter against self confidence.
Lu 18:1 Parables Concerning Prayer SUMMARY OF LUKE 18: The Widow and the Unjust Judge. The Pharisee and the Publican. Little Children Brought to Christ. The Young Ruler Seeking for Eternal Life. Going Through the Needle's Eye. The Lord's Sufferings Declared to the Twelve. Blind Bartimaeus Healed at Jericho. Men ought always to pray. Prayer is a privilege and a duty. Not to faint. Persistence in prayer is requisite to making it effectual. See Eph 6:18. Augustine says: ``God reserves for thee that which he is slow to give thee, that thou mayest learn to entertain a supreme desire and longing for it.''