I Ask You for a Miracle, Father

by Beth Fore

“Ask and it will be
given to you; seek and
you will find; knock and
the door will be opened to
you.  For everyone who asks
receives; he who seeks
finds; and to him who
knocks, the door will
be opened.”

(Matthew 7:7-8 NIV)

I Ask You for a Miracle, Father

I ask You for a miracle, Father,
that You will give my loved one healing.
I pray for Your divine intervention,
that health to this body You will bring.

Mary and Martha asked You, Father,
to heal Lazarus as he lay on his death bed.
You waited to come until after his death,
but then You raised him from the dead.

Jairus sought You out, Father,
and asked You to heal his dying daughter.
After she died, You went with him
and took her by the hand and healed her.

I ask You for a miracle, Father,
for all things are possible with You.
Immeasurably more than we ask or imagine,
is what You are able to do.

You have told me to ask, Father,
“for everyone who asks receives.”
I ask for complete faith in You, Father,
for You bless the one who believes.

I ask You for a miracle, Father,
that You will give my loved one healing.
I pray for Your divine intervention,
that health to this body You will bring.

In the Mighty name of Jesus Christ,
I offer up this prayer!

by Beth Fore

*Everyone encounters difficult times in their lives when they have no control over their circumstances in life.  God has told us we can pray about anything and he will hear and answer our prayers.

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.”  (Matthew 7:7-8)

One of the times people pray to God is in times of serious illness for themselves or someone they love.  We realize that we have no control over the healing, so we ask God to heal us or someone we love, recognizing that God is the only one who can heal.  God responds to our prayers in many ways.  He may do as we ask and heal the person.  He may not completely heal the person, but he may give him longer to live.  The person may die, and this could be a form of healing for the person’s spirit to be freed from his dying body.

Sometimes, it seems as though God does nothing; but we know that God hears our prayers, cares about us, knows what is best for us, and will eventually answer our prayers, though it may be in a way we do not recognize or understand. 

We have examples of God answering his children’s prayers in the Old and New Testaments.  God could and did perform miracles of healing for many people.  God has the power to heal anyone from anything, even death, and He delights when his children call upon him to perform miracles because he knows they believe He can do them and it shows their complete reliance on him!

God loves a grateful, thankful heart, so we should be like the one leper, out of ten, who returned to thank Jesus for healing him.  We should also give God all the honor and glory for these healings.  This is one way God shows non-believers his power and might, and it is one way a person witnesses for the Lord! 

Applications

  1. Do you really believe these words spoken in Matthew 7:7-8?  Can you share an example of a time when you received one of these promises from God?
  2. What was the purpose of performing miracles in the Bible?
  3. Do you believe God still performs miracles today?  Why, or why not?
  4. Do you think it is wise to follow your request to God with a statement such as, “if this is the will of God”?
  5. Have you, or anyone you know, ever experienced a miracle in your own life.  Explain.

If you have questions about how to follow Jesus or deepen your relationship with Him, email us at NLBIministry@gmail.com.

Here’s an article about becoming a Christian. https://woww.newlifebehavior.org/what-it-means-to-follow-jesus-how-to-become-a-christian/

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