Bible: Luke 11:1-13

Instructions on Prayer

11:1 Now 1  Jesus 2  was praying in a certain place. When 3  he stopped, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John 4  taught 5  his disciples.” 11:2 So he said to them, “When you pray, 6  say:

Father, 7  may your name be honored; 8 

may your kingdom come. 9 

11:3 Give us each day our daily bread, 10 

11:4 and forgive us our sins,

for we also forgive everyone who sins 11  against us.

And do not lead us into temptation.” 12 

11:5 Then 13  he said to them, “Suppose one of you 14  has a friend, and you go to him 15  at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, 16  11:6 because a friend of mine has stopped here while on a journey, 17  and I have nothing to set before 18  him.’ 11:7 Then 19  he will reply 20  from inside, ‘Do not bother me. The door is already shut, and my children and I are in bed. 21  I cannot get up and give you anything.’ 22  11:8 I tell you, even though the man inside 23  will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of the first man’s 24  sheer persistence 25  he will get up and give him whatever he needs.

11:9So 26  I tell you: Ask, 27  and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door 28  will be opened for you. 11:10 For everyone who asks 29  receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks, the door 30  will be opened. 11:11 What father among you, if your 31  son asks for 32  a fish, will give him a snake 33  instead of a fish? 11:12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 34  11:13 If you then, although you are 35  evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit 36  to those who ask him!

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