(115) Jesus’ Teaching on Prayer
And it came to pass, when He had finished praying in a certain place, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”
So He said to them, “When you pray, say:
Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Your kingdom come, thy will be
done, on earth as it is in
Give us day by day our daily
And forgive us our sins,
for we also forgive everyone
who is indebted to us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
Then He said to them, “Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have nothing to set before him.’
“Then the one inside will answer and say, ‘Do not trouble me. The door is already locked 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 it to him because of friendship, yet because of his persistence he will rise and give him as much as he needs.
“So I say to you: Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
“If a son should ask any of you who is a father for bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead? Or if he should ask for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If you then, being evil, 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?”
(115) Jesus’ Teaching on Prayer
Luke 11:1-13, KJV
And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. 2 And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. 3 Give us day by day our daily bread. 4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. 5 And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; 6 For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him? 7 And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee. 8 I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth. 9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. 10 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. 11 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? 12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? 13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
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