Luke 11:5-13 “How to Pray”

We often think that God answers our prayers based off the amount of time or passion we put into our pray, however, the Bible tells a different story. God listens and answers our prayers because Christ’s work has brought us into the family, and we are God’s children.

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Luke 11:5-13

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[a] 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. 10 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. 11 What father among you, if his son asks for[b] a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; 12 or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 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!”

About Rusty Milton

Rusty is the pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church. He and his family have been serving here since 2010.
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  • Kerry

    Thanks Rusty, for explaining impudence. Your sermon has helped the way I understand prayer. Sometimes we have the idea that we must have all our ducks lined up before we can come and pray. How wrong we can be! As God’s children we can come to Him without shame all because of the work of Christ. What a blessing to be in God’s family!

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