Matthew 7:7, 8 - In Prayer We Ask, Seek and Knock to Receive, Find and Open.
Matthew 7:7, 8 (ESV) Ask, and it will be
given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and
it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks
receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one
who knocks it will be opened.
The Importance of Persistent Prayer
Nineteenth-century pastor and evangelist
George Mueller cared for thousands of orphans in
England and was known to be great man of faith. He
decided to pray for five personal friends who did
not yet know the Lord, and it wasnt until
five years later that the first of them came to
After five years, two more became
Christians. And after 25 years, the fourth came to
Christ. Until he died, Mueller prayed for the last
person who had not yet believed. And that friend
finally came to know the Lord after his death. In
total, George Mueller prayed for his five friends
for more than 50 years.
Sometimes we pray for something that
really seems like the will of God, but the Lord
doesnt give it to us when we ask. When nothing
happens, we think that God has abandoned us. We want
to know what went wrong.
But Jesus would say, Keep at it. Keep
praying, keep seeking, and keep knocking. Dont
give up. Apply yourself. Be persistent.
Jesus told the story of a man who knocked
on his neighbor's door late at night until he
finally got a response. He said, Though he will
not rise and give to him because he is his
friend, yet because of his persistence he will rise
and give him as many as he needs. So I say to
you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and
you will find; knock, and it will be opened to
you (Luke 11:8-9 NKJV).
We, too, need to pray. And we need to
Sometimes were surprised when God
answers our prayers, arent we? We pray and pray,
and when God answers our prayers, we say, I
cant believe it!
But we need to believe that God can
answer our prayers. God has His timing. So dont
feel that He has let you down or abandoned you.
Keep praying. [Greg Laurie from Harvest
Ministries; https://www.harvestdaily.com re Luke 11:9]
LINKS FOR FURTHER STUDY ON THIS TOPIC
1 Thessalonians 5:17 - Pray Without Ceasing.
Luke 18:1 - Always Pray and Avoid Being
Matthew 7:7-11 - In Prayer We Ask, Seek and
Knock To Receive, Find and Open.
If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in
hearing from you. Thanks in advance and let's keep
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred
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