Luke 11:1-13 Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples"...
Immediately after Jesus delivers the Lord's prayer, He lets the disciples know that God is expecting, and wants us, to ask Him for what we need. Jesus says very plainly in verse 9 "'And I tell you ask and it will be given to you. . .'" And then, in verse 13 He talks about how even those who are evil give good things to their children, concluding with "how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!" So pretty clear direction from Jesus that when our focus is properly on God and doing His will, we ought to be bold in asking God for guidance, needs and instruction.
So today, let's examine our prayers and specifically the aspect of "asking" God for things. Is it your habit to ask for things? Assuming it is, what kinds of things are you asking Him for? How are you asking/what's your approach to asking? How do you make sure that what you're asking for is in God's will? Lots to consider. Tami
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