Pray Always

1. Surprise 
 
"WILL NOT GOD THEN SECURE THE RIGHTS OF HIS CHOSEN ONES WHO CALL OUT TO HIM DAY AND NIGHT? WILL HE BE SLOW TO ANSWER THEM? I TELL YOU, HE WILL SEE TO IT THAT JUSTICE IS DONE FOR THEM SPEEDILY." (Lk.18:1-8)
 
We are to pray always without being weary and worry.
But sometimes we get tired in prayer.
 
We get tired because we are not used to it. It must become a habit - a prevailing disposition. An athlete without the habit of practicing one's field or sport easily gets tired.
 
We get tired because we don't take time to listen. Instead, we keep on talking. Talking without stopping is tiring.
 
If prayer is a dialogue, we must learn to talk and to listen. Two persons who simultaneously talk will never get the chance to understand one another. No wonder, there are those who do not understand God's answers to prayer.
 
We get tired in prayer because we expect too much. Many times, our prayer is asking God to "supply" us with what we need and what is lacking in us. Prayer is not only, "God supply me," but "God surprise me!"
 
We get tired in prayer because we suspect, meaning, we doubt or question God's answers. God answers us already but we are doubtful because we seek for more, we seek for answers that suit to our wants.
The widow, in comparison to the dishonest judge, is powerless and has nothing.
 
When we pray without becoming weary and without becoming worry, God will show us His power in our powerlessness. In our nothingness, God gives us enough; enough even for us to ask for nothing.
 
Pray without CEASING.
 
God will render swift justice to us, like the widow who received the favor from the dishonest judge.
 
When we get tired and weary, we keep coming and praying to God. After all, Jesus promised us. "Come to me, you who are weary and I will give you REST (Mt.11:28-30)."