Jesus makes it clear through one of his parables on a persistent widow in Luke 18:1-8, that we “ought always to pray and not lose heart.” This seems to be in alignment with many other passages on prayer elsewhere in the Bible. We are to “pray at all times in the Spirit,” “making supplication for all the saints” (Eph. 6:18-20); to “be constant in prayer” (Rom. 12:12); to “not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be known to God” (Phil. 4:6); to “continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving” (Col. 4:2); to “seek the Lord and his strength, seek his presence continually” (1 Chron. 16:11); and to hold “fast to the Head, from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God” (Col. 2:19); such “that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored” (2 Thess. 3:1).
At Imago Dei, we want to be a people who are devoted to prayer (Acts 2:42; Rom. 12:12; Col. 4:2).