Ask, Seek, Knock

Keep on praying
and never give up.
   —Luke 18:1

It’s only a guess on my part, but I have a hunch that you struggle a bit in your prayer life. Maybe it’s just that I want company, feeling that my own prayer time is feeble and deficient.

Why, since Jesus bids us to ask, seek, and knock, do we not ask, seek, and knock?

It isn’t that we don’t feel a need to pray, or that we are unconvinced that God hears and answers. It’s just that sometimes we don’t have the energy or can’t find the words. When we stumble on these twin snags, it’s comforting to know that the Holy Spirit and Jesus intercede for us (Rom 8:26–28, 34).

Recognizing the power at our disposal through prayer, we must pray as best we can—and that’s probably sufficient.

God hears and answers the
imperfect prayers of imperfect people.

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