HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“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?” Luke 11:5-6
The purpose of Christ’s teachings is to declare that His followers are to pray earnestly
All these qualities of the soul are brought out in the parable of the man who went to his friend for bread at midnight. This man did his task with confidence. He could not go back empty-handed. The flat refusal shamed and surprised him. Here even friendship failed! But there was still something to be tried – stern resolution and fixed determination.
He would stay and pursue his demand until “another door was opened. He proceeded to do this and, by persistence, secured what ordinary requests had failed to obtain.
DEAR FATHER, thank You for teaching us through Your Word that persistence in prayer Yields results. Amen.