Luke 11:1 “And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.”

Luke 11:8-10 “I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.  And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”

Does our prayer life for our nation live up to the standard that Jesus used in the parable in Luke 11 as He taught His disciples to pray?  Do we demonstrate importunity in our requests?  Are we “troublesomely urgent?”  Are we “overly persistent in our requests?”  Or instead, are we more passionate and persistent in our complaints about our nation without taking our concerns to the Lord in daily, fervent prayer?

Not only does the Luke 11 parable provide us with Jesus’ guidance for prayer, but it reveals His promises for prayer as well.  Are we asking in the way Jesus described?  If so, then it shall be given unto us.  Are we seeking in the way Jesus described?  If so, then we shall find what we are looking for.  Are we knocking with importunity?  If so, then the door will be opened unto us.

PLEASE PRAY THAT AMERICAN CHRISTIANS WOULD BE IMPORTUNE IN OUR PRAYER LIFE FOR OUR NATION.  We need much in our land, and must persistently ask the Lord to give us as much as we needeth.