To Pray Or Not To Pray
In this sermon the parable is used of court judges, bribed or otherwise. In it, a judge who lacks compassion is repeatedly approached by a poor widow, seeking justice. In the face of power and unbalanced adversity, persistence in prayer pays off.
Prayer as a gift from God can be used in a variety of situations and times (by all of us, not just the great and good), and need not result from a disciplined routine. In emergencies, reliance on prayer is a valid and natural personal or group approach to handling it in communication with God, in silence or otherwise.
Christ be with us in our prayers wherever and whenever we bring them to be heard.