Here’s a responsive setting of Luke 18:1-8, the parable of the persistent widow. It is set for two voices.
Readers’ Theatre: Luke 18: 1-8
One: One day Jesus told his disciples a story
to show that they should always pray and never give up.
Two: There was a judge in a certain city,
who neither feared God nor cared about people.
A widow of that city came to him repeatedly, saying,
One: Give me justice in this dispute with my enemy.
Two: The judge ignored her for a while,
but finally he said to himself,
One: I don’t fear God or care about people,
but this woman is driving me crazy.
I’m going to see that she gets justice,
because she is wearing me out with her constant requests!
Two: Learn a lesson from this unjust judge.
Even he rendered a just decision in the end.
So don’t you think God will surely give justice
to his chosen people who cry out to him day and night?
Will he keep putting them off?
I tell you, he will grant justice to them quickly!
But when the Son of Man returns,
how many will he find on the earth who have faith?