“Prayer” Parables – Luke 18

In these parables we can see how to pray and how not to pray. 

Parable of the Persistent Widow
– Luke 18:1-8
Prayer is a discipline

Parable of the Pharisee and Tax Collector
– Luke 18:9-14

  • There was a Pharisee.
    I Samuel 16:7
    Luke 6:45

  • This parable is about our attitudes.
    Luke 14:7 

  • The Pharisee’s prayer. 
    - He stood by himself.
    - His prayer was of pride.

  • The tax collector’s prayer.
    - He stood at a distance.
    - His prayer was of humility.
    Romans 7:14-20 


  1. Prayer is a discipline.

  2. Know the will of God.

  3. Be persistent in prayer.

  4. Check your heart and attitude.

  5. Understand your position.

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