Make Your Request Known

Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God” (Philippians 4:6).

Jesus told his disciples that whatever they asked the father for in his name, that it would be given to them. Jesus stated that until that time, they had not asked for anything. He encouraged them to ask and receive so that their joy may be full. (John 14:23-24).

God desires that we prosper and be in good health and he will not hold back any good thing from us who walk in righteousness. He promises to supply all our needs according to his riches in glory (Philippians 4:19). Jame’s letter to the church warns that they do not have because they do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions (James 4:2-3).

As long as our desires line up with the will of God, then our request will be granted. If our desires are for good things so that we can help others and help to advance the kingdom of God, then we know that God will grant our requests. As long as our desires are not purely to fulfill our selfish ambitions of greed and pride, God will hear our prayers.

Tell God your request so that he can supply your needs. He wants us to have joy and peace and he does not want us to live with anxiety and fear. God is waiting for you to ask. Pray and tell God what you need and then wait for the answer.

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you” (Matthew‬ ‭7:7‬).

A.P.-Y.

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