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Pray and don't give up

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  In Luke 18:1-8 , Jesus tells the story of an unjust judge and a widow who wasn't getting justice from an enemy. She kept imploring the judge to help her until he finally relented. This story is not a parable in which God is like the judge. Rather, this story tells us how to pray--with faith and tenacity. It also gives a promise. If this judge, who was selfish, gave justice to an insignificant person because she begged for it, how much more willingly is God to answer our prayers because we ask him to help us? He's willing. He's just waiting for us to ask, believing that we will receive. Here's a prayer of tenacity: Lord God of heaven, who is my righteous Judge, Give me justice from those who oppose me and my service to you. Help me not be discouraged in doing good. Give me relief when I am overlooked and oppressed. Give me clarity of thought and vision. Encourage my faith so I do not view you with limitations. There is nothing you can't do! You are the God of

Praying justice for the single parent

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Lord God, You champion the cause of the widow and the orphan all through your Word. I pray for your justice, mercy, and vengeance on behalf of single parents and especially for ___________. I pray for just compensation, for money lost and support not paid. I pray for your covering over the children involved that they would feel your presence and find security in your love. Cause the attorneys to perceive injustice and make a case for fairness and equity. Comfort the broken hearts of these kids and their parents. Bring conviction to the oppressor's heart. Forgive the contrite spirit. Bring unity, collaboration, and even restitution between warring parties. Help all those involved to discover life-giving options. Close opportunities where malice, revenge, and cruelty can thrive.  Give the judge wisdom and understanding. Protect the weak and vulnerable. Defend the widow(er) and abandoned children. Heal their grief. Shine your light of hope and healing into relationships and scenarios

Help! A prayer for perspective

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Help! I need a prayer for perspective. Lord God, Help me to hope in you, not control things around me. Help me to trust you, not to compare my life to everyone around me. Help me to forgive , not resent and judge those who've hurt me. Help me to give, not hoard your favor, your redemption your grace, your gifting, or your provisions. Lord, help me. I am weak , but in you I can be strong . In Jesus' name, Amen. "That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in  weak nesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am  weak , then I am  strong ."  ( 2 Corinthians 12:10 ) "We are glad whenever we are  weak  but you are  strong ; and our prayer is that you may be fully restored." ( 2 Corinthians 13:9 )