Even though all of us are desperately in need of God’s help as we navigate all of the challenges of our daily lives, sometimes we are hesitant to ask the Lord for the help we need. I wonder why? Are we afraid that he will say no? In today’s gospel Jesus promises that if we are persistent in prayer, he will give us exactly what we need.
Jesus said to his disciples:
“Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds;
and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
Which one of you would hand his son a stone
when he asked for a loaf of bread,
or a snake when he asked for a fish?
If you then, who are wicked,
know how to give good gifts to your children,
how much more will your heavenly Father give good things
to those who ask him.
“Do to others whatever you would have them do to you.
This is the law and the prophets.”