Hello everyone! I hope you all have had a blessed weekend. I want to start with an apology for not writing the last two days. I’ve been down for the count with my teeth. However, I’ve been praying, and here I am functioning again today. Slowly but surely, but it is much better than the past couple of days.
So, today I’m inspired to write about exactly that. Praying and asking what you need. I have been reading a lot of prayer requests on my facebook, as well as seeing things that just plain need to be prayed about. Add in the personal life factor, and I think covering what to pray for and how prayers get answered is a great way to spend the day.
I’ve heard a lot in the past that God didn’t answer a prayer or didn’t answer it in the way that someone wanted it. But, if we pray the right way, they will be answered. You may be wondering why I’m saying praying the right way. However, there is a way to pray and get our prayers answered. It isn’t a life cheat or life hack. It’s just the way it is. And if you do it, your prayers do get answered.
Now, when we ask for things, they should be for good things. Godly things. Something that isn’t wasteful, and something that will better us without being greedy. So, asking for a yacht just because you want it and think you deserve it, probably not going to happen if that is the only thing you ever pray for. However, asking for money to pay your bills so you don’t get your lights do not get shut off will.
God does take care of his people. You have to have accepted Jesus into your heart, and when you ask for something in prayer, you should ask and then thank God for doing as you asked even before you finish your prayer. Believing that God will do what you ask, means that you are not doubting his ability.
“Ask, and you will be given what you ask for. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened. For everyone who asks, receives. Anyone who seeks, finds. If only you will knock, the door will open. If a child asks his father for a loaf of bread, will he be given a stone instead? If he asks for a fish, will he be given a poisonous snake? Of course not! And if you hardhearted sinful men know how to give good gifts to your children, won’t your Father in Heaven even more certainly give good gifts to those who ask him for them?”
All we really need to do, when we are in need, is swallow that pride, drop to our knees, and ask our Father. He does take care of his children.
Once you’re finished praying, ask all of this in the name of Jesus. And, when you are done, do not doubt that your prayers will be answered. God is always listening. He is always guiding us and answering us, so long as we quiet down, open our ears and hearts, and accept what he gives us.
God doesn’t want us to hurt or suffer. Would you want your own children to hurt or suffer? We are God’s children, so of course, he doesn’t want this to happen to us. However, we often put our trust in anyone or anything other than God. Or, we even ask him, and when we are finished we continually doubt that it will come to pass.
So, for all those hurting and suffering out there. For all those that need to be saved. Also for everyone in general. I pray for all of you to be happy, healthy, and saved. Thank you, Lord. In the name of Jesus, Amen!!!
Leave some prayer concerns below and I will pray for you as well.