“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 he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!” (Matthew 7:7-11 NKJV)
God has been using a few people this week to remind me of this verse and the Kindgom Promise based on asking and receiving. I was reminded last night that we are to ask for exactly what we need; pray specific. This verse is a reminder that if a son asked for bread he wouldn’t be given a stone. If he asked for a fish he wouldn’t be given a serpent. But the son was required to ASK FOR WHAT HE NEEDED before he could receive.
I was forwarded an email from a dear friend this week that was sent out to all the prayer warriors at his church. This prayer was specific and powerful. I felt the Holy Spirit come over me as I read it. I’d like to share it here for anyone who doesn’t know what to pray for us.
Please lift Brad’s friend, Stephanie up to the throne of God in
Pray for her doctor(s) – that they look to the Lord for
guidance and wisdom as to how to treat Stephanie for the breast cancer that she has been diagnosed as having.
Pray for whatever surgery and/or treatments she may be facing.
Pray that the Lord would reach down and touch her and heal her of the cancer.
Pray for her family as well, that they all will look to the Lord for strength to get through this time of health problems; and for comfort and peace, the peace that only He can give to them. Pray for Brad as he ministers to Stephanie
James 5:15 “And the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick.”