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21 Days of Prayer

Day 19 - Ask In Faith

I believe that God will give you anything that is within His will. When you say, “Lord, heal my body so that I can be a breadwinner for my family,” or, “Lord, save my prodigal son, bring him home to me,” those are the kind of things the Lord expects you to ask of Him. 

On one occasion, a woman asked Jesus to heal her daughter who was possessed by a demon. Jesus said to her, “Let the children be filled first, for it is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.” She replied, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat from the children’s crumbs.” Jesus then said, “For this saying go your way; the demon has gone out of your daughter.” When she returned home, she found that her daughter was healed (see Mark 7:27-30). 

This woman was not even a Christian, but she had faith. She asked God to do something for her. She persisted and He eventually agreed to heal her daughter. Why is it that we don’t ask God for things and assume that the Lord knows our needs? The Lord wants to hear us ask Him.

Mark 7:27-30 And he said to her, "Let the children be fed first, for it is not right to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs." But she answered him, "Yes, Lord; yet even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs." And he said to her, "For this statement you may go your way; the demon has left your daughter." And she went home and found the child lying in bed and the demon gone.

PRAYER: Father God, You are a great and wonderful God. Thank You for supplying my needs. Thank You that You hear me. Amen.

The content for this devotional was adapted from "Peace in His Presence" by Angus Buchan © Christian Art Publishers.