St. Nicholas Episcopal Church of Kapolei Hawaii has held "Covenant Group" meetings for about 10 years. These groups meet weekly for fellowship, prayer and reflection on the readings and the sermon from the previous week. This blog is an attempt to offer the prayer and reflection as an on-going basis. The challenges of schedules and more prevent many members from participating in our groups, perhaps this will allow for additional participation. I will post readings and questions - please answer the questions and contribute as you're comfortable in the comment sections. Blessings

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Book - persistence

BOOK – Luke 18:1-8
Jesus explains to the disciples why we should pray always.
1. Why do you think Jesus used this portrayal of the judge to tell this story?
2. Was the widow's victory spoiled, because of the way the judge granted her wish?
3. Do you have any hesitation about persistently asking for things in prayer from God? What hesitations?

Luke 18:1-8
Jesus told his disciples a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. He said, "In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor had respect for people. In that city there was a widow who kept coming to him and saying, `Grant me justice against my opponent.' For a while he refused; but later he said to himself, `Though I have no fear of God and no respect for anyone, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will grant her justice, so that she may not wear me out by continually coming.'" And the Lord said, "Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God grant justice to his chosen ones who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long in helping them? I tell you, he will quickly grant justice to them. And yet, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?" 

1 comment:

  1. Kerry says:

    1. The judge was a bad dude used as an example to compare. 2. No, she got what she set out for. 3. Sometimes, because I know God knows what's best for us. I also don't want to irritate Him.