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Understanding Prayer: Lord, Teach Us to Pray

In Luke 11:1-12, Jesus answers a disciple’s request: “Teach us how to pray.”

Jesus starts with the Lord’s Prayer, and then expands upon this answer with the story of a bold neighbor who asked for help in the middle of the night.

It sounds like Jesus is encouraging his followers to make bold requests shamelessly.

This feels really selfish, but the story is about feeding an unexpected guest.

So it may be that bold requests are OK when the goal is serving someone else, not just for selfish gain.

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