“And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart” (v1). In Jesus’ parable, a bad judge who “neither feared God nor respected man” (v2) was persuaded to help a widow because of her persistence. While God does not need to be persuaded like the unrighteous judge, Jesus challenged his hearers to have the same bold persistence, knowing that our kind, powerful, and good Judge listens as we call out to Him “day and night” and will certainly help us (v7).
“Will he find faith on the earth?” (v8). We pray because we have faith in God’s character. He loves us, He hears us, and He will ultimately rescue us.