36 But (A)stay awake at all times, (B)praying that you may (C)have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and (D)to stand before the Son of Man.”

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12 (A)Rejoice in hope, (B)be patient in tribulation, (C)be constant in prayer.

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18 praying (A)at all times (B)in the Spirit, (C)with all prayer and supplication. To that end, (D)keep alert with all perseverance, making (E)supplication for all the saints,

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Further Instructions

(A)Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it (B)with thanksgiving.

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And he said to them, “Which of you who has a friend will go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves, for a friend of mine has arrived on a journey, and I have nothing to set before him’; and he will answer from within, ‘Do not bother me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed. I cannot get up and give you anything’? I tell you, though he will not get up and give him anything (A)because he is his friend, yet because of his impudence[a] he will rise and give him whatever he needs. And I tell you, (B)ask, and (C)it will be given to you; (D)seek, and you will find; (E)knock, and it will be opened to you.

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 11:8 Or persistence

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