And I say to you, ask, and it shall be given to you;
seek, and you shall find;
knock, and it shall be opened to you.
For everyone who asks, receives,
and he who seeks, finds;
and to him who knocks, it shall be opened.
Now suppose one of you fathers is asked by his son for a fish;
he will not give him a snake instead of a fish, will he?
Or if he is asked for an egg, he will not give him a scorpion, will he?
If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children,
how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit
to those who ask Him? ...
Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen
gladly to give you the kingdom.
Luke 11: 9-13; 12:32