Faith is Kingdom Focused
Jon: Hey Dad, can I have $20?
Bradon: Don’t call me Dad, and now you can’t have $20.
Jon: Please, can I have $20? I will stop pestering you! Please, Dad!
Bradon: What are you doing. You are like A kabajillion years older than me and have at least that much more money too!
Jon: Coming up on the Bible Story Podcast. Making requests of God!
About the Story
Bradon: Oh my goodness, AHHHH! Now, let me try and keep us on topic. We are going to be looking at a story where Jesus teaches his disciples about prayer.
Jon: Not just that but requests too! So ah, I was wondering…
Bradon: That’s correct. To keep going with a few details around today’s story. Jesus was a person of prayer, and he teaches his disciples how to pray in Luke 11:1-13.
Jon: This is a great story. I think you may need to reconsider my request. I mean, honestly, I think you could be a great example regarding the lesson in this story today. You now have the eyes of all the dads and moms out there, and they are super curious how you are going to respond to my request!
Bradon: Ok, first of all, you are being really manipulative right now and second, let’s get back to the story.
Jon: Are you telling me that the disciples had spent time with Jesus, perhaps a year or more, and had yet to learn how to pray?
Bradon: Well not exactly, I think more this teaching was about things we can pray for or a template that helps us cover all our bases! It gives a great outline for a way we can communicate with God.
Jon: Oh that makes sense, because this way of praying, although normal to us, would have looked very different from the ritualistic and traditional way of approaching God that the disciples knew and were familiar with.
Bradon: Exactly, so scripture says, Jesus was praying as was his routine, and when he was finished, one of his disciples asked him, “Lord teach us to pray.”
Bradon: So the lesson is this
Jon: Dad’s are always super generous with their oldest children, who ask for $20.
Bradon: (clears throat) ask God, be persistent; he is generous and wants to give you good things. Ask again and again; he won’t get annoyed.
Jon: Yeah, that sounds a lot more accurate than my lesson. However, my lesson applies to you as a father way better! I am surprised you are not annoyed yet with me, Bradon,
Bradon: I am not a Dad, no, you are not getting $20 and finally I am way too patient to ever be annoyed
Jon: Hold on, we need to talk about this again. Maybe another story regarding generosity would be good for us all, especially the Dad’s around here!