“Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart…” (Luke 18:1).
We often thank God for the privilege of prayer. The teachings of Jesus, however, indicate prayer to be much more…it is a responsibility. The word “ought” implies a moral obligation. It’s not something we do when it is convenient or when we “feel” like it. Prayer is the natural breathing pattern of God’s people. It is an unceasing exercise.