Get Your Prayers Answered

Some people ask God for healing, don’t receive it, shrug their shoulders, and go away disappointed. We need to look deeper into God’s word. Jesus told us in Matthew 7:7, “Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you.”

In the original Greek, those verb tenses read like this: “Ask and keep on asking; seek and keep on seeking; knock and keep on knocking, and it shall be opened to you.” Doesn’t leave any room for asking once and giving up, does it?

Even in English, the word seek has the connotation of continuous action. If you lose your car keys you don’t look once, throw up your hands and say, “Oh, I can’t find those keys. Guess I’ll just walk.” No. You hunt for the keys till you’ve found them.

If you knock on someone’s door with an urgent need and you know they’re in there, you keep knocking until they answer. Not sure if God is in there? Check in next week for more on this subject.


About Sally Jadlow

Sally Jadlow writes true inspirational short stories, historical fiction, and poetry. Her ten books are available on at  . She serves as a chaplain to corporations in the greater Kansas City area. She also teaches and speaks on creative writing. Contact her at
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