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Luke 11:1-13

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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I ask for many things from God. Protection for my family, healing for family and friends. I ask through prayer knowing that my prayers are heard. I also submit to God's ways 'for our ways are not His ways'. We don't know the future, we don't see the big picture. We trust in God's love for His children to bring about a good end. If we did things our way I'm afraid I would really make a mess. As I get older, I'm able to see how God works blessings through heartache, miracles through sickness. Through what we consider to be unanswered prayer He brings something better.

I find myself asking God for guidence and patience alot. I lost my job and ask for another one, but then also guidence and patience as I figure out the path of a 54 yr young person.Different priorities than 10 or 20 yrs ago. Also I ask God for wisdom for the journey

I do make it habit to present my requests to God, with thanksgiving for the fact that He wants to hear and respond.

I ask for His guidance, for His power and protection to intervene in my life and the lives of others, for blessings, boldness, and vision for my church, and for His continuance in making me more like Him. These are things that are always in His will.

When it comes to more personal requests, but my ultimate desire is for God's will, and I express that, much like Jesus did in the garden. I won't deny that I desire a certain outcome or blessing, but I'm willing to follow wherever He leads in those situations.

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I normally pray for God's help for others in their journey through life in it's trials and tribulations. I rarely pray for myself. I consider others needs more important than mine. I trust in God's will and power. The Creation of the World amazes me every day. These days can be trying for sure. I need God's help in trying to cope in these situations that arise daily. I am concerned for our Country in the way it seems to be headed.

I normally pray for God's help for others in their journey through life in it's trials and tribulations. I rarely pray for myself. I consider others needs more important than mine. I trust in God's will and power. The Creation of the World amazes me every day. These days can be trying for sure. I need God's help in trying to cope in these situations that arise daily. I am concerned for our Country in the way it seems to be headed.

I normally ask GOD to help me to do his will the way he requires and to help me to be thankful in all circumstances

According to Jesus in the Bible, "Ask for anything in His name. He was speaking to His disciples and to be His disciples it takes acceptance and obedience of Jesus will and demands. Therefore disciples would therefore be knowledgeable of what to ask for.
In another place Jesus said, "If you abide in me and my word abide in you, you shall ask anything in my name and the Father will give it to you. And James says, you don't receive because you don't ask and sometimes we ask with wrong motives. God expects us and commands us to ask for anything in Jesus authority and it shall be done. ASK, SEEK, KNOCK! The first letters of those words spell ASK. Jesus spoke about the persistent widow to teach us to ask, even badger God for our needs, for the Father knows that we need them.
We have so much to ask for of God but refuse to. The cattle upon a thousand hills belong to God. Or rather, The Earth is the Lord's and the fullness within. Let us ask, ask, ask!

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