ASK AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE!Evangeline Paul Dhinakaran

O You who hear prayer, to You all men will come.    (Psalm 65:2)

The Dhinakarans Dearly beloved in Christ,

Our Lord is the One, who hears prayers (Psalm 65:2). The Bible clearly teaches us not to become weary but to pray unceasingly (Luke 18:1; 1 Thessalonians 5:17). Perhaps you may wonder, “Will the Lord hear my prayers?” Yes! Surely He will answer your prayers (Psalm 66:20).

Cornelius, a centurion of a regiment and his household feared God. Apart from being a devout man and giving alms generously to the people, he always prayed to God. Once, an angel went to him and said, "Your prayers and your alms have come up for a memorial before God” (Acts 10:1-4). The answer for Cornelius’ prayer was given since it was heard in the presence of God.

David, the psalmist firmly says, “The LORD has heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer” (Psalm 6: 9). The Lord Jesus has said that we can receive everything by praying with faith (Matthew 21:22). When you call upon the Lord in your distress, your voice and cries will reach His ears (Psalm 18:6). So, tell your needs to the Lord, boldly (Hebrews 4:16).

Let us meditate on how to pray to make the Lord hear our supplications? “At Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, ‘Ask! What shall I give you?’“ (1 Kings 3:5). The Lord wants us to tell Him of our desires. David has declared in Psalm 21:2, “You have given him his heart's desire, and have not withheld the request of his lips.” Every word that comes out of your lips is written by the Lord in His account. He does not reject them but answers them. David says, “May He grant you according to your heart's desire.” Keep in mind that the Lord knows everything that you desire in your heart (Psalm 139:4).

You may think, “The Lord knows everything; He knows what to give us. So, why should I ask?” He has the power to give even before you ask. Yet, you should ask Him for what you want. The Lord will surely grant it. He can give you even your smallest wishes and desires. Yes, He wants to hear them come from you. He loves to see your beautiful dreams come true. Will you ask Him today?

Prayer:

Loving Lord Jesus,

You are the prayer-answering God. I call upon You, Lord for You are the One who will answer me. I present my requests to You. I trust in Your power. I know that You are powerful to grant my requests. You know the desire of my heart. I believe in Your divine goodness and mercy. Let your divine blessings bring boundless joy into my life.

In Your matchless name I pray,
Amen.

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