“And he said to them, “Which of you who has a friend will go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves, for a friend of mine has arrived on a journey, and I have nothing to set before him’; and he will answer from within, ‘Do not bother me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed. I cannot get up and give you anything’? I tell you, though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his impudence he will rise and give him whatever he needs. And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.” Luke 11:5-10
Jesus is speaking here to his disciples about prayer. He uses a parable about a person going to a friend late at night in need of some bread. The persistence of the person asking his friend for bread leads to getting the bread. Jesus in turn says that we are to be this persistent in prayer to God. We should go to Him and be that persistent. When we pray, are we that persistent? Are we trusting that He will answer? This week, let us go in prayer asking and seeking Him and trusting that He will answer us.