Devotion

Pray about It

by Greg Laurie on Feb 27, 2015
Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart.

Even if prayer were a difficult thing to do, which it is not, or an unpleasant thing to do, which it is not, we should pray because we are commanded in the Scriptures to do so. Prayer is God’s appointed way for us to obtain things. This doesn’t mean that God is like some big Santa in Heaven. The fact is that the Bible tells us we should go to God with our needs. And we all have needs.

Jesus said, "In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in Heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread" (Matthew 6:9–11). Jesus taught that we are to approach God with our needs.

Do you have needs right now? Pray about it. Do you need His provision? Pray about it. Do you need His healing touch? Pray about it. Go to God with your request, and your Heavenly Father, who knows you need these things, will hear you.

James 4:2 tells us, "You do not have because you do not ask." Think about that. You may wonder, Why is it that I never know what the will of God is for my life?

Answer: You do not have because you do not ask.

You might say, "Why is it that I never have the opportunity to lead people to the Lord?"

Answer: You do not have because you do not ask.

I wonder how many answers to prayer would be waiting for us if we were to just pray about it, if we just said, "Lord, I’ve never actually brought this before You, but I’m praying about it now." The worst-case scenario is that God will say no. But what if God says yes?

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