My dear child, we see in the Bible that while Jesus sojourn on earth, He took wonderful care of His disciples; He loved them till the end (John 13:1). His love is incomparable. Finally there came a moment in His life when He had to suffer on the cross for the pain, sorrows, infirmities and sicknesses of all of us in the world. The time came when He had to give up His life. It was then He asked His disciples, “In these 3 ½ years of your time spent with Me, did you have any lack?” All of them unanimously said that they had everything they needed (Luke 22:35). He was thus careful to supply their needs.
Finally, when He was ready to go to the cross, He took leave of His disciples asking them not to be troubled; with a broken heart, He further said to them, “I am leaving. You would be in need of so many things. Thus far I have protected you and I have been providing you all your needs. But now that I am leaving, don’t be troubled over your needs. Please don’t lose hope. I would give you, whatever you ask in My name” (John 14:14).
Once, I needed an urgent help from an important leader. But I didn’t know him personally. However one of his former classmates was my friend and so I requested him to recommend my case and help me meet him. He said that it was not a problem and that I could meet him by merely mentioning his name. So with this assurance, I went to meet the leader. I mentioned the mutual friend’s name and sought an appointment with him. Immediately I was granted permission to meet him and the moment he saw me he said, “Oh, I know you so well; what can I do for you?” When I told him of my need, he readily agreed to help me. As I took leave of him, he asked me, “How do you know this friend? He took great efforts to contact me and inform me of your coming”. I got what I had wanted by mentioning the name of my close friend.
The Bible says in John 14:14 ‘You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it’. Likewise, if we are true to God and ask whatever we want in His name, he will surely grant all our heart’s desires. Go into His presence, and pour out your troubles and wants at His feet. God will answer your prayers and He will grant you peace when you call onto His Mighty name.
Our loving heavenly Father,
I thank You for this wonderful day. Lord, You have said in the Bible that if I ask anything in Your name, You would grant it. I pray that You bless my family and protect us. Help us guard our actions and thoughts from evil with the help of Your Holy Spirit. I claim all the blessings in Your Mighty and Powerful name. I make this prayer in the name of Jesus.