Principle #1: Pray with consistency. Principle #2: Pray with character. Principle #3: Pray with confidence. Today, let’s introduce another principle. Pray expecting a crop. When you farm, there will always be a crop or harvest. In other words, when we pray, God responds!
In Luke 11:9, Jesus continues this teaching by saying, “And I say unto you…” He compels us to go after God in faith. We are to “ask,” “seek,” and “knock.” These actions require faith. Just read this week’s memory verse to learn of this faith. “For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” (Luke 11:10)
God promises to respond to our prayers. He may not answer how we think He should or when we think He should, but He will act on our behalf! God responds with a good crop to our prayers too.
When we keep on asking, seeking and knocking God will give us good gifts. Jesus asks what kind of father would give his son a stone when he asked for bread or a serpent when he asks for a fish, or a scorpion when he asks for an egg.
If an unredeemed, sinful father will give his children good gifts, imagine HOW MUCH MORE our loving, gracious and faithful Heavenly Father wants to answer our prayers with good gifts like the gift of the Holy Spirit who would soon be poured out on the disciples. Friend: Let’s not grow weary in praying for unsaved friends and relatives. God is mighty to save and desires that we draw close to Him through prayer. We prayed for my grandfather for 30+ years before he trusted Christ.