The Power in Asking

Sep 6

“Mama, can I have a fruit snack?” Grace called from where she was watching TV. Engrossed in dinner preparations, I heard but didn’t answer immediately.

“Mama, can I have a fruit snack?” She asked again waiting for my response.


In just a second I felt a little hand on my leg. “Mama. Mama! Can I have a fruit snack?”

When my two-year-old doesn’t hear my answer, she keeps asking the question. As frustrating as that may be sometimes while I’m in the middle of the grocery store or better yet – a conversation, she’s actually on to something.

Would she honestly ask me if she didn’t think I could provide her the item for which she is asking?

But I know I often toss prayers to God never believing He can or will answer. When you pray do you expect God to answer?

Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” Matthew 21:21-22 NIV

We need to pray believing He can give us the fruit snack.

On that note, I’d like to give you a little prayer homework.

I’m participating in blog month with Compassion. There are tons of kids who need help with a sponsor. I know what you are thinking – I’d love to help, but we don’t have money to sponsor a child right now. I totally understand that, so I’m asking you to pray instead. Will you click HERE and look on the faces of at least two children. Just two. And would you pray for them by name?

If we honestly believe God hears and answers our prayers, then our prayers for these children are so important. You may not be the person to sponsor one of these children, but God has someone in mind. Would you pray they would be moved to sponsorship?

Have you clicked yet? It’ll only take two minutes. Please just click HERE and pray. Thank you for caring.


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  • Holly Sep 6 at 10:58 pm

    Very simple but sensible way to address prayer. I always wonders about continual asking. Now I feel better. Very nice and great cause.

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