DEVOTIONAL BY BILLY GRAHAM – HOPE FOR EACH DAY
Ask and Receive
Whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. – MARK 11:24
Someone has said that before our prayers can mean anything to God, they must first mean something to us. Mindlessly repeating a prayer we memorized in childhood, or vaguely asking God to bless everyone, everywhere—that isn’t authentic prayer. Prayer is speaking to God about the deepest concerns of our hearts.
What is the source of true prayer? It is a heart attuned to God. It is a life lived in loving obedience to the Father. The Bible says, “And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight” (1 John 3:22).
God delights in the prayers of His children—prayers that express our love for Him…
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