Every prayer works. God hears all prayers and responds in love to our petitions. And in today’s readings, we are given insights into the lengths God will go to see His Will done – His Will which is full of justice.
We see in the first reading how all of creation is obedient to the commands of God for His Will to be done. We are reminded of how the Red Sea bowed to the physics of heaven for God’s people.
Jesus’ parable in the gospel shows how even a man that has no fear of God will conform to persistence for justice to be done. So even creatures of free will cannot impede God’s justice.
The appeal of Christ is, therefore, to forever be in dialogue with our Father, Him who is the God of justice. Let us not be worried about whether God will act or not, for all creation is already working onto good for those that love Him.
Instead, in our prayer, let us actually dialogue i.e. speak AND listen. Let us hear God speak to us in our perils, in our joys, in our sadness, in our fears. Let us seek His understanding always on how He is providing for our needs and how we ought to cooperate with Him for His mission in our own unique circumstances.
Let us be a people of faith in our Father in heaven. Let us not doubt and distrust, for that path will lead us unequivocally to sin. Instead, let our prayers yield hope from our faith, so that we can always love our Father and neighbor, and therefore, be participants of the good that all creation works towards for those who love God. – Michael Ajegbo