Luke 11:5-8 When Praying to Your Friend Jesus, Never Stop


Luke 11:5-8

5 Then He said to them, “Suppose one of you has a friend, and goes to him at midnight and says to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves; 6 for a friend of mine has come to me from a journey, and I have nothing to set before him’; 7 and from inside he answers and says, ‘Do not bother me; the door has already been shut and my children and I are in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything.’ 8 I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will get up and give him as much as he needs.

This Parable of Jesus has two different titles depending who you ask, one is the midnight friend who wants bread; the other title is the persistent prayer. Just before this Bible passages start, Jesus is caught praying, and His disciples ask Jesus, teach us how to pray.

Luke 11:1 It happened that while Jesus was praying in a certain place, after He had finished, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John also taught his disciples.”

Jesus gives them the Lord’s prayer, but goes into a short story to tell how serious the Lord wants me and you to pray to Him. A man has a visitor come to his house very late during night and he wants to be a good host and feed him after his long journey. So the guy who wants to be a good host goes to a trusting friend’s house at midnight and knocks very hard on his door. His friend inside the house doesn’t even open the door, just keeps it locked and he begins to yell, “What do you want, that this late hour?”. A while the door remains shut and lock, the dudes says, “ I need some bread, to be a host for visiting friend,” and his friends, “ My door is lock, my kids are asleep, and really don’t have any food to give,” But the man who wants the bread doesn’t give and keep knocking on the door and finally his friends say, “okay, okay I will give you all I have if you just leave,” So the man goes home happy, and the man in the house goes back to bed. Jesus uses the short story in saying, when you pray to God, anytime is a good time. And in your prayer, keep prayers until God gives you what you want, it is not that you can get on His last nerve, not He loves you as His child and He loves to hear your voice, then reward you with what that which you desire. Remember this parable in your life, always use your voice to pray to your Father God very often, and don’t be afraid to do it at any time of the day. God bless you all, the Lord loves you and so do I. Samuel H

Luke 11:9-10  “So I say to 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 he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, it will be opened.

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