And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened – Luke 11:9-10 (NLT)
OBSERVATION: With advances in technology, we now have the ability, with a series of swipes, taps, and clicks, to communicate with people around the world. As amazing as these new avenues of communication are, they pale in comparison to the ancient avenue of communication that we call prayer. In prayer we “ask” God to meet our most basic needs. In prayer we “seek” God’s will for our lives. In prayer we persistently “knock” trusting that God will answer. As God’s people “ask, seek, and knock” we will grow in our relationship with God and soon we will realize just how good God truly is. As it turns out, what we need is not to spend more time learning how to use the latest technology, instead we need to take the time to master the art of prayer.
PRAYER: Almighty God, Everlasting Father, Prayer truly is a gift. Forgive us when we neglect this gift, storing it in a closet to only take it out in case of emergency. Kindle within us a zealous desire to pray each day, so that we might know you and your goodness. Thank you, God, for hearing this prayer and every prayer that we offer. In Christ’s Name, Amen.