Originally Posted by AskMe
Luke 11:9-10 (NLT)
9 �And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.

Jesus had just finished telling a parable of a friend who comes in the middle of the night to ask a friend for food for another friend who has come to visit. Asleep and tired the friend yells back the door is locked and everyone is asleep. Yet the friend persists in his request and finally the door is opened for him. For the friend saw this was important enough that his friend was not going to relent in his request. Jesus says in these verses keep seeking, keep knocking and God will open the door to the requests of prayers.

The objects of our prayers reveal a lot about us. Our prayers show where our concerns are, who our concerns are for and what we are hoping to obtain. In the parable mentioned above a friend was seeking food for another friend; which was the object of his request. Because of his persistence his other friend eventually opened the door to provide for his needs. Prayers are not just a ritual we have learned and repeat, but instead prayers are our direct communication with God. Through our prayers we can praise God, give thanks, and tell Him what is important to us. When God sees our honest pursuit for that which is good and holy He opens the door to listen and respond to our prayers.

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Married 7/10/04
Me: BS 32, WW:26
D-Day 12/23/09
Separation 12/28/09-
OM Revealed 1/12/10
WW cuts most contact with me/Starts seeing a different OM 2/2/10
Divorce papers served 10/15/10
Divorce finalized 11/9/10