7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. 9 “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!
These verses are so familiar that perhaps we don’t hear their force any more. Read them again and remind yourself what they say. If we ask God for good things in prayer he will give them to us because he loves us as our good father, the father all others are meant to reflect. Of course prayer is more complicated than that, more nuanced, isn’t it? But what if it isn’t? What if it is as simple as that…
What do you want to ask your Heavenly Father for today?