The Parable of the Persistent Widow
Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought. And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’
“For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or care what people think, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually come and attack me!’”
And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” – Luke 18:1-8 (NIV)
What did Jesus say this parable was about?
He said it is about continuing to pray, even when it can seem like your prayers aren't being heard. Keep going and God will hear your prayers.
How does Jesus’ parable lesson relate to perseverance?
Jesus is teaching us that persevering can help you achieve the thing that you want, even when you have to work hard for it and it may not seem like you can do it.