He then told them a parable on the need for them to pray always and not become discouraged:
"There was a judge in one town who didn't fear God or respect man.
And a widow in that town kept coming to him, saying, 'Give me justice against my adversary.'
"For a while he was unwilling, but later he said to himself, 'Even though I don't fear God or respect man,
yet because this widow keeps pestering me, I will give her justice, so she doesn't wear me out by her persistent coming.' "
Then the Lord said, "Listen to what the unjust judge says.
Will not God grant justice to His elect who cry out to Him day and night? Will He delay [to help] them?
I tell you that He will swiftly grant them justice. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He find that faith on earth?"