Learning How to Pray :: Warren Wiersbe
Read Matthew 9:18-30
one of the great prayer promises of the Bible is Matthew 7:7 -- "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you." See how this promise is illustrated in our verses for the day.
The ruler of the synagogue came asking. His daughter was dead and only Christ could make her alive again. His prayer was specific; it came from a concerned heart; it was uttered in faith. True, there was a delay in getting the answer, but the answer did come. He asked; he received.
The sick woman in the crowd came seeking. Weak and discouraged after many years of seeking a cure, she picked her way through the crowd to get to Jesus. What humility she showed as she bent low at His fee to touch the hem of His garment! She was healed instantly. "Seek, and ye shall find."
The two blind men knocked at the door of the house in which Jesus was staying, and the door was opened for them. Suppose they had stopped outside the door? Suppose they had not knocked long enough? They knocked and the door was opened, and they received their sight.
This simple prayer promise has worked for others, and it can work for you.
(Copyright, Warren W. Wiersbe. First appeared in Thoughts for Men on the Move. May not be copied or reproduced without express written permission of the author.)