PETITION PRAYERS (Part 4)
A great many people pray but do not wait for the answer. Our Lord teaches us that we are not only to ask, but we are to wait for the answer. If it does not come, we must seek to find out the reason. I believe that we get a good many blessings just by asking; others we do not get, because there may be something in our life that needs to be brought to light. When Daniel began to pray in Babylon for the deliverance of his people, he sought to find out what the trouble was, and why God had turned away His face from them. So there may be something in our life that is keeping back the blessing; if there is, we want to find out. Someone, speaking on this subject, has said: "We are to ask with a beggar’s humility, to seek with a servant’s carefulness, and to knock with the confidence of a friend."