Asking has power (Top 5 Reasons to Pray, #3)

Renee Ann Smith —  March 18, 2012 — 18 Comments

My Top 5 Reasons to Pray. When Jesus was on earth, He taught his disciples to ask for everything from forgiveness to their daily bread. But if God knows what we need already, why should we pray? I’ve been answering this question vlog style. And today we’ve reached Reason to Pray, #3: Asking Has Power. Watch my video and find out what prayer and a nursing baby have in common . . .

Luke 11: 5-9 Then Jesus said to them, “Suppose you have a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have no food to offer him. And suppose the one inside answers, ‘Don’t bother me. The door is already locked, and my children and I are in bed. I can’t get up and give you anything.’ I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity he will surely get up and give you as much as you need.

So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”

Interested in more? See My Top 5 Reasons to Pray, #1 at this link. And you can hear about a time when Jesus didn’t get what He asked for here, with My Top 5 Reasons to Pray, #2.

This week I’m linking up with Hear It on Sunday, Use It on Monday, The Better MomCall Me Blessed, Deep Roots at Home, Living Well Wednesdays, and Hearts 4 Home Thursdays.

Renee Ann Smith

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I teach literature in a Christian high school by day and write inspirational fiction by night. I love to share heart-touching quotes and stories here on my blog. So glad you stopped by!

18 responses to Asking has power (Top 5 Reasons to Pray, #3)

  1. Asking has power…absolutely! I think of Joshua asking the Lord to have the sun stand still…
    thanks for your words. great vlog!
    visiting from Finding Heaven Today and SDG community

  2. Hi Renee. I popped in this morning but didn’t have time to play the video — what a neat way to share your message. You’re presentation is great to listen to and your message, thought-provoking. I’ll stop by again.

  3. Love how you stated that He “delights to answer.” Sweet

  4. I have often found myself asking this same question. If He already knows, then why do I have to ask. And I keep coming back to the same thing..Relationship. He loves me and wants me to talk through things with him, the same as I would want my own kids to do with me.

  5. Hi Renee Ann.. I gave you a blog award.. =D hop over my blog and find out about it =D

  6. Great vlog! I love getting a chance to know you a little more.

  7. I never thought of it this way. Thank you so much for this.

  8. I like the vlog. I have yet to try one myself! Thanks for linking up with us over at NOBH!

  9. Enjoyed your vlog! Asking has power. . . yes! I hadn’t thought of it the way you presented it. Loved your examples–including the dog begging 😉
    You gave me much to think about. thank you!

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