HOW REGULAR ARE YOU?
Luke 11:5 Then he said to them, “Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, could you lend me three loaves of bread,
Luke 11:6 because a friend of mine has stopped here while on a journey, and I have nothing to set before him.’
Luke 11:7 Then he will reply from inside, ‘Do not bother me. The door is already shut, and my children and I are in bed. I cannot get up and give you anything.’
Luke 11:8 I tell you, even though the man inside will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, but because of the first man’s persistence in asking he will get up and give him whatever he needs.
persistence in asking
The followers of Jesus had noticed that he regularly prayed to his Father ijn the sky. They asked him to teach them to pray. He responded with a very short list of things to pray for. He was apparently teaching them that it will not be the volume or comprehensiveness of their prayers that will matter to the Father. Instead, he uses this parable to indicate that the Father is more likely to respond to the persistent pray-er.
LORD, make us loyal leaners and persistent seekers of your face, and your provision.