The Lord provides an interesting equation regarding prayer in this passage. He makes promises to us of His action in response to our attitudes during prayer. If we..., then He will...
1. If we ask, then He will give. HUMILITY
Lk 11:9-13 “And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you;”
2. If we seek, then He will revel. EARNEST
“seek, and ye shall find;”
3. If we knock, then He will open. PERSISTENCE
“knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”
LESSON - For the one who will humbly, honestly, and persistently seek the will of God, HE WILL answer your prayer in such a manner as to provide you the absolute BEST He has to offer.
“For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?”
Eph 3:20 “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us”