Jesus told his disciples a story. He wanted to show them that they should always pray and not give up.
He said, "In a certain town there was a judge. He didn't have any respect for God or care about people.
A widow lived in that town. She came to the judge again and again. She kept begging him, 'Make things right for me. Someone is doing me wrong.'
"For some time the judge refused. But finally he said to himself, 'I don't have any respect for God. I don't care about people.
But this widow keeps bothering me. So I will see that things are made right for her. If I don't, she will wear me out by coming again and again!' "
The Lord said, "Listen to what the unfair judge says.
"God's chosen people cry out to him day and night. Won't he make things right for them? Will he keep putting them off?
I tell you, God will see that things are made right for them. He will make sure it happens quickly. "But when the Son of Man comes, will he find people on earth who have faith?"