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Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them 
that they should always pray and not give up. - Luke 18:1 (NIV)

During my lunch break, I often go for a walk by the Swan River. One time, in late spring, something caught my eye. Up in a nearby tree a willy wagtail (a small, native Australian bird) was harassing a rather large, black crow. I assumed that the willy wagtail was...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord Jesus, help us to persist in prayer, even when the situation seems hopeless. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Luke 18:1-8

Thought for the Day

God rewards my persistent praying.

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