In Matthew chapter 20 Jesus was leaving Jericho when two blind men kept yelling to him, pleading for him to have mercy on them. No doubt, they had heard the stories of how Jesus had healed people. The crowd told them to be quiet, but they just yelled louder. Jesus said, "what do you want me to do for you? They answered that they wanted their sight. Jesus had compassion on them and healed them.
Here are some more things that Jesus said about asking:
1. You need to ask for good things.
Matthew 7:7 (GNT)
Ask, and you will receive; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you
The passage goes on to explain that human fathers give good gifts to their children, so how much more will your Heavenly Father give us good things. This doesn't mean that God will give us the latest iPhone, a boyfriend, or a million dollars. Even though we may want those things, they may not be good for us.
2. You need to have faith and believe that God can do what you're asking.
Matthew 21:22 (NIV)
If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.
3. You need to ask in the name of Jesus.
John 14:13 (NIV)
I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
Can you think of a time when you asked God for something and you received it?
Short and sweet inspirations for Christian teen girls.