Ask, it shall be given unto you

Ask, it shall be given unto you,
Seek and you shall find,
Knock and it shall be opened unto you
Matt. 7:7

Friends, how confident are you that the Lord will answer your prayers? How often do you pray? “Pray without ceasing”.

In John 14:14 Jesus said “If you ask anything in My name, I will do it”; this refers to that which is in harmony with His character and will, and also legitimate according to His teachings. Paul said to the Church in Thessalonica, under Roman empire, to “pray without ceasing” (1Thess.5:17). This means we are to make prayer a continuousrecurrence and a priority in our daily lives.

Friends,always pray and ask in Jesus name. Jesus said, “And whatsoever you ask in My name, that will I do that the Father may be glorified in the Son” (John 14:13). Here, Jesus was not saying that whatever we, Christians, ask for, we will get. Believers -Christians must ask; ask in “Jesus name”. The purpose of prayer is that the Father may be glorified -these are the prayers that get answered.

When you “ask” the answer may not be forthcoming immediately; therefore, you should “seek” to know the reason, then”knock”, and it shall be opened unto you “(Matt.7:7)”. For Everyone who asks receives; and he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks it shall be opened” (Matt.7:8). Make sure your heart is sincere before the Lord.

Jesus commanded His followers to pray using three words Ask, Seek, Knock. These three words are continuous present tense which means -keep asking, seeking, and knocking. They are also commands accompanied by a response from God. His people, believers, Christians, disciples, find and have doors opened to them. God answers prayers.(Matt.21:22;Mark 11:24; Luke 8:1-8)

The Bible contains many promises concerning prayer. If you believe and practice what it says, you will be confident that theLord will hear your prayers.

“Ask, it shall be given unto you, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you” Matt. 7:7

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