Luke 11:1-13 (The Lord's
1 One day Jesus was
praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said
to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples."
2 He said to them, "When you pray, say: "'Father, hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come.
3 Give us each day our daily bread.
4 Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.
And lead us not into temptation.'"
5 Then he said to them, "Suppose one of you has a friend, and he goes
to him at midnight and says, 'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread,
6 because a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have nothing
to set before him.'
7 Then the one inside answers, 'Don't bother me. The door is already locked,
and my children are with me in bed. I can't get up and give you anything.'
8 I tell you, though he will not get up and give him the bread because
he is his friend, yet because of the man's boldness he will get up and
give him as much as he needs.
9 So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will
find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
10 For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who
knocks, the door will be opened.
11 Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a
12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion?
13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your
children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit
to those who ask him!"