Work as if everything depends on us and pray as if everything depends on Him. One of the best remedies for a troubled heart is prayer. (William Booth).
Have you ever seen the plaque, “Why pray when you can worry?” Prayer has its measure, means and might clearly spelled out in this chapter. Jesus says, “You can ask anything in my name and I will do it” (vv. 13-14).
1. Measure: “Whatever you ask” - Measure: an appropriate restraint, limit or bounds. The measure of our praying or asking is defined not as a “whatever you want” but by the ......
2. Means: “In My name” - Means: a method, a course of action, or an instrument by which an act can be accomplished or an end achieved.
3. Might: “I will do” - Might: the strength or ability to do something. The ability to answer prayer is not in us ...... but in Christ.
What is the measure of my prayers? What is the means and might behind my prayers? It needs to be centered and dependent on Christ and Him alone.
Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.
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