KEY PRINCIPLE OF PRAYER #7: BELIEVE AND EXPECT TO RECEIVE ACCORDING TO HIS WILL
Scripture teaches us to “ask and expect to receive”, not “wishing and hoping that God will grant”. The notion of expecting to receive is a theme of this study: To gain a fundamental understanding of the truth of what God teaches us about prayer, and how He wants us to approach prayer - especially when it comes to praying scripture. Let’s re-read these passages:
“And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.” (John 14:13)
“Until now, you have asked nothing in my name. Ask (in my name) and you will receive that your joy may be full.” (John 16:24)
Rev. Dr. N. Patrick Marica contributes incisive Christian commentary on this blog on a regular basis. He is the Vice-Chancellor of Amherst Theological Seminary, and he has a D. Min. from Amherst Theological Seminary. He has his MA from Liberty University in Marriage and Family Therapy. He is the author of the book: "The Walk Applied: Living the New Creation Life as a Citizen of God's Kingdom in a Secular World". He has also written "The Fasting and Prayer Handbook". He has been married to Kathy since 1985. They have 2 adult daughters and an adult son.
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