3 Things to Ask for in Prayer

I thank God for you! You are His special child, anointed and appointed to glorify God in body and Spirit.

Take a moment to reflect on God’s goodness toward you. Meditate upon God’s promise to you in Luke 11:9-10:

So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.”

You might wonder:

  • What should I ask for?
  • What should I seek?
  • Why should I knock?

The Lord answers in the scriptures:

What should you ask for?

Wisdom. In 1 Kings 3:6-15, King Solomon asked God for wisdom and the Lord was pleased. Wisdom is knowledge rightly applied to living. Fearing the Lord (reverencing, honoring, and respecting Him enough to obey Him) is the beginning of wisdom.

In James 1:5, you are promised that God will give you wisdom liberally if you only ask.

What should you seek?

The Kingdom of God. Matthew 6:33 says that we should seek the Kingdom of God first. What is the kingdom of God? Romans 14:17 gives the answer:

for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”

Practicing God’s presence and following the Holy Spirit’s directions empowers you to make right choices and experience the peace and joy that results from that.

Why should you knock?

Just before the ‘ask, seek, and knock’ scripture in Luke, Jesus tells the story of a friend who comes at midnight, knocking on the door asking for bread.

I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t be thrilled if someone stopped by my house at midnight asking for bread!

In the story, Jesus said the door wasn’t opened because the man was a friend, but only opened because of the friend’s persistence in knocking!

The friend had a need and he wasn’t going to give up until it was fulfilled.

So you must recognize your need for God.  You must keep asking for wisdom. You must keep seeking righteousness, peace and joy every day.

Here is a prayer to help you do that:

My heavenly Father, thank you for your love, your salvation, and your abundant care for me! You said in your word that if I lack wisdom, I can ask you and you will give it to me. I come to you in the name of Jesus asking for wisdom to glorify you in my body and my spirit today. I ask you to empower me to seek the path of righteousness, peace, and joy today. Today, strengthen me so that I won’t grow weary in doing good. Help me to remember your promise that I will reap in due season if I do not give up. Thank you, Father, for hearing this prayer. I am confident that, because I am asking in accordance with your will for me, the answer to this prayer is “Yes” and “Amen”.

Be blessed in health, healing, and wholeness,

Kimberly Taylor
Author of the ‘Take Back Your Temple’ ebook

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About the author 

Kimberly Taylor

Kimberly Taylor is a certified Christian life coach and has a heart to help others struggling with emotional eating and weight loss. Once 240 pounds and a size 22, she can testify of God’s goodness and healing power to overcome. She lost 85 pounds as a result of implementing techniques to overcome emotional eating and binge eating disorder.

Kim is the author of "The Take Back Your Temple Program," which teaches Christians how to take control of their weight God's way and the books "The Weight Loss Scriptures" and "The Weight Loss Prayers."

Kim has been featured in Prevention Magazine, Charisma Magazine and on CBN’s 'The 700 Club' television program.

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