40 Days of Prayer - Ask, Seek, Knock - Day 18

Begin your time with God in prayer.

Begin your time with praise to God.  Confess any sin that might be hindering your relationship with Him.  Ask God to give you spiritual understanding as you spend time in His Word.

Let God’s Word penetrate your head and your heart.

"7 Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened."

What three actions does Jesus encourage us to do in verse 7?

The tense of each those three words indicates continuous action in the Greek language.  We are to keep asking, keep seeking, and keep knocking.

What does Jesus say will be the outcome of these actions in verse 8?

What hinders you from continuing to ask, seek and knock?

Apply God’s Word to your life.

Let’s practice our model for prayer.

Praise God for who He is and what He’s done.

Repent by confessing any sin so that your prayers are not hindered.

Ask God for things that are according to His will and on your heart.

Yield your will to God, His will and His ways.

Related verses to meditate on.

Pray then like this:  “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.”  (Matthew 6:9-13)

"One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple."  Psalm 27:4

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