"A Shameless Request" - Luke 11:1-13

Synopsis: Jesus challenges his disciples to pray and make requests to God in such a way that they would never to a Patron or King. The Lord’s Prayer becomes a model for intimate, honest, and frank communication with the Creator of Universe. While culturally in an honor/shame matrix, you would never ask without expectation to return the favor (quid pro quo), but in the economy of God, we are not just invited but challenged to shamelessly carry our needs, wants, desires, and dreams to God and boldly ask, search, and knock.

Keywords: Parables, generosity, prayer, honor/shame culture, patron/client relationship, intercessory prayer, providence, provision