Luke 11: 9  Ask, and it will be given to you; search and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you.

The old saying is, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”  That is exactly what Jesus is saying here.  He begins with a story about man who goes to his neighbor at midnight to get some bread to feed a visitor.  The neighbor tell him to go away  But the persists and finally out of his persistence the neighbor gives him the bread.  The point here is that we must be persistent in our prayers to God.  We have a friend in need and we pray for that friend and nothing happens we give up.  Prayer should be continuous, never ceasing.  When you were a kid and asked your parents for something, and they said, “No,” did you turn and walk away?  Of course not.  You kept asking.  So, our heavenly Father likes to hear from us.  He likes on us to call on him regularly, not because he needs to hear from us, but because we need to come to him, we need to trust him in all things.  Prayer in a continuing conversation between you and God.  Keep talking.  Amen.