The Boldness to Ask
Luke 11:5-13 (NLT)
5 Then, teaching them more about prayer, he used this story:
“Suppose you went to a friend’s house at midnight, wanting to
borrow three loaves of bread. You say to him,
6 ‘A friend of mine has just arrived for a visit, and I have nothing
for him to eat.’
7 And suppose he calls out from his bedroom, ‘Don’t bother me.
The door is locked for the night, and my family and I are all in
bed. I can’t help you.’
8 But I tell you this—though he won’t do it for friendship’s sake, if
you keep knocking long enough, he will get up and give you
whatever you need because of your shameless persistence.
9 “And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what
you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on
knocking, and the door will be opened to you.
10 For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds.
And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.
11 “You fathers—if your children ask for a fish, do you give them
a snake instead?
12 Or if they ask for an egg, do you give them a scorpion? Of
13 So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your
children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy
Spirit to those who ask him.”
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