And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.
These verses are preceded by the story of a man persistently asking his neighbour for some loaves of bread to help feed his guests. Hospitality was of great importance in Jesus’ time. This story was meant to illustrate how God hears our prayers. As we continually bring things to Him, He hears us and answers our prayers. His timing requires trust and patience, but His timing is always perfect.