Teach us to pray…

Luke 11: 1-13

Now Jesus  was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.”  And he said to them, “When you pray, say:

Our Father in heaven,

​​Hallowed be Your name.

​​Your kingdom come.

​​Your will be done

​​On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us day by day our daily bread.

And forgive us our sins,

​​For we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us.

​​And do not lead us into temptation,

​​But deliver us from the evil one.”

 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.  What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent;  or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

 Words to take a hold of and build our faith!  Ask, be specific; seek, until we find…His Word is available to us, knock , it won’t open if we don’t knock.  We ask for the Holy Spirit and we are given knowledge and understanding.  Those who possess knowledge and understanding find what they seek and find doors opening for them.  What we ask for , seek for, knock to open will be in line with His will.  We pray His will be done on earth as it is in heaven…and it will be done.


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