Matthew 7:7-11

Ask – Search – Knock.  Jesus paints a picture of a loving parent who wants to give good gifts to his/her children.  We parents can relate to that.  We naturally want to provide well for our children, giving them every advantage in life we can.  We hope this will equip them with a good beginning to a long and happy life.

God wants the same for us.  How willing are you to pray with faith, with anticipation, with trust that God will answer?  Do you believe in prayer as a spiritual discipline, which influences you and others?  Are you willing to pray in a way that makes you vulnerable to the prayer’s answer?

Prayer Thought:  Describe to God your perspective on prayer.  Consider inviting God to grow your faith as you pray.