31 but those who hope(A) in the Lord
    will renew their strength.(B)
They will soar on wings like eagles;(C)
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.(D)

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Then Jesus said to them, “Suppose you have a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have no food to offer him.’ And suppose the one inside answers, ‘Don’t bother me. The door is already locked, and my children and I are in bed. I can’t get up and give you anything.’ I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity[a] he will surely get up and give you as much as you need.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 11:8 Or yet to preserve his good name

14 They all joined together constantly in prayer,(A) along with the women(B) and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.(C)

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10 in my prayers at all times;(A) and I pray that now at last by God’s will(B) the way may be opened for me to come to you.(C)

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12 Be joyful in hope,(A) patient in affliction,(B) faithful in prayer.(C)

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18 And pray in the Spirit(A) on all occasions(B) with all kinds of prayers and requests.(C) With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying(D) for all the Lord’s people.

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Further Instructions

Devote yourselves to prayer,(A) being watchful and thankful.

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