7“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.8For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.
9“You parents—if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead?10Or if they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not!11So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly jFather give good gifts to those who ask him.
Father, give me persistence.  Sometimes I don’t ask for good things, and sometimes I don’t really seek You, and sometimes I knock on the wrong door.  But Father, help me to keep turning to You.  You won’t give me what is bad for me, even if I ask.  When I ask for things from others or myself, I often can receive bad things.  When I seek other gods than You (money, power, glory) things go terribly wrong.  When I knock on the wrong doors they quickly open to disaster.  But Father, when I keep coming back to You and focus on You and seek You, then my way is peace and contentment.  Please Father, give me the persistence to keep coming to You.  Beginner’s Online Bible Study *obbs*