Bible: Luke 11:5-13
11:5 Then 1 he said to them, “Suppose one of you 2 has a friend, and you go to him 3 at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, 4 11:6 because a friend of mine has stopped here while on a journey, 5 and I have nothing to set before 6 him.’ 11:7 Then 7 he will reply 8 from inside, ‘Do not bother me. The door is already shut, and my children and I are in bed. 9 I cannot get up and give you anything.’ 10 11:8 I tell you, even though the man inside 11 will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of the first man’s 12 sheer persistence 13 he will get up and give him whatever he needs.
11:9 “So 14 I tell you: Ask, 15 and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door 16 will be opened for you. 11:10 For everyone who asks 17 receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks, the door 18 will be opened. 11:11 What father among you, if your 19 son asks for 20 a fish, will give him a snake 21 instead of a fish? 11:12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 22 11:13 If you then, although you are 23 evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit 24 to those who ask him!”