Luke 11:5-8 “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; 6a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have no food to offer him.’ 7And 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.’ 8I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacitye he will surely get up and give you as much as you need.”
It is hard for us to imagine going over someone’s house at midnight for any reason much less to get food for your guests. In most cases, we cannot even imagine calling after a certain hour. We are concerned with being polite and appropriate. Even if there was a real need, it would have to be beyond drastic for most of us to truly consider bothering someone late at night.
This is exactly what Jesus is saying that we should do in prayer. Pray the things that seem like we should pray or ask for. Not only that but Jesus takes it even further and say to ask and keep asking. God is not bothered by our requests. He is not ever too busy or sleeping, He wants us to come to Him.
Our prayers never bother Him, He is our Father and He waits for us to knock at His door ready to answer us. God will honor our shameless audacity, the nerve of us to call upon Him in prayer. He loves our attention and waits to lavish His love upon us.
He has already told us to come boldly before the throne of grace. He opens the doors of heaven for us to come in and He accepts us in.
We must persist in prayer. In Isaiah 62, God tells us not to give him any rest until He responds to us. He invites us into a lifestyle of persistent prayer with the full intention to meet us and grant our petition.
So let us pray without ceasing and see the Kingdom of God established on the earth as it is in heaven.