SCRIPTURE COMMENTARY #390
" And I say to you: Ask, and it shall be given you: seek, and you 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." (Luke 11:9-10)
THE NECESSITY OF PRAYER: The words: ask! seek! knock! convey a command. We must, therefore, pray, because our Lord Jesus Christ has commanded us to do so.
[From 'A Practical Commentary on Holy Scripture' by Bishop Knecht, D.D.]
(1899 Douay-Rheims Bible)