Even as believers, we sometimes think that God is too busy or disinterested to hear our prayers. We may even think we need to convince him to help us. But as Martin Luther wrote, “Prayer is not overcoming God’s reluctance. Prayer is laying hold of God’s willingness.” Jesus taught us that the Father is only too willing to care for His beloved children. He invites us to call on Him boldly and continually through the Son whom He loves, given for us.