“And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full” (John 16:23, 24).
Text: John 16:23-28.
According to F. B. Mayer, “The greatest tragedy of life is not unanswered prayer, but unoffered prayer.” In our text, our Lord Jesus Christ challenged His disciples, and by extension all believers, to ask whatsoever they desired from the Father in His name, with assurance of answer. What a blank cheque for every youth ready to draw from the unlimited treasures of heaven! God owns everything. There is no sincere prayer that God cannot answer. Are you ready to present your needs to God in prayer?
Dear friend, don’t live with your problems because of prayerlessness. Our Lord Jesus Christ has given you the right to ask the Father in His name, with assurance of answer. Claim your right and ask. Pray for grace to live holy; pray for academic excellence, job opportunities and, salvation of loved ones. As you ask in faith in the name of Jesus, answers will come. Dear friend, if you have not received Christ, repent of your sins now and receive Him by faith. Then, you can be sure of answers to your prayers.
Pray for academic excellence
Don’t live with your problems because of unoffered prayer.
Prayer for today
Help me Lord to present all my needs to You in prayer.