Sunday, September 20, 2009

Pray with impudence

"I tell you, though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his impudence he will rise and give him whatever he needs." Luke 11:8

The word translated "impudence" can also be rendered "shamelessness," "boldness," or as we might say, "sheer nerve." Is that how we pray to our heavenly Neighbor? Could it be written of us, "Because of their impudence/shamelessness/boldness/sheer nerve God will rise and give them whatever they need?"

We need to repent of our polite prayers, if they're treating God as recreational rather than essential.