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Jul 7 8.11 One day after Jesus had prayed, a disciple said,
“Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.”
“When you pray,”1 Jesus replied, “say:
‘Father, honored be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
May Your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us each day our daily bread.
Forgive our sins, as we forgive our debtors.
Lead us not into temptation.’”
Then Jesus said, “Suppose you go to a friend at midnight and ask him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves, because I have no bread to set before a visitor.’ Then from inside he answers, ‘Do not bother me. The door is locked and we’re already in bed. I cannot rise to give you anything.’ I tell you, though he won’t normally get up and meet his friend’s needs, however, as his friend persists, he will do so.