And it came to pass, as Jesus was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, one of His disciples said to Him, "Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples." Then He saith to them, "When ye pray, say, Father, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Give us day by day, our needful bread. And forgive us our sins; for we ourselves also forgive every one indebted to us. And bring us not into temptation."
And He said to them, "Who, of you, shall have a friend, and shall go to him at midnight, and say to him, 'Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend of mine is come from a journey, and I have nothing to set before him;' and he, answering from within, shall say, 'Do not trouble me; the door is already shut, and my children are with me in bed: I cannot arise to give thee."
"I say to you, Even though he will not arise and give to him because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity, he will arise and give him as many as he needeth. Also I say to you, "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. For every one that asketh, receiveth; and he that seeketh, findeth; and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened. "And which of you that is a father, if his son ask a loaf, will give him a stone? Or instead of a fish, will give him a serpent? Or also if he shall ask an egg, will he give him a scorpion? If therefore ye, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him?"