On Friday July 1, 2016 at 7:00 PM the message "Ask, and You Will Receive" was given by Minister Christine Lee at Gratia Community Church in Sioux Falls, SD. This message was taken from Matthew 7:7-11 and James 4:2-3.
The Lord Jesus has a simple statement in this passage concerning answered prayer. Once the follower reads and understands these verses, there should no longer be any doubt about the willingness and ease with which God can answer their prayers.
Christine shared the simple formula of one doesn't have because they don't ask. One has to also be praying for the right things with the right motive. The priority needs to be his relationship with God first, then with other men. The believer must pray for specific things, not be too lazy to pray, be humble, be patient and not get weary in prayer.
There was answered prayer in that a new facility was found for the Church. Everyone present had prayer requests, mostly for jobs and for protection from theft or damage. However, they also prayed for the upcoming summer retreat and for speedy internet service for the book accounts in the new facility.