A praying father



“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; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” –

Matthew 7:7-8


A minister concluded his sermons by saying, “If there’s someone here who wants help in getting to know God, and you would like me to pray for you, please raise your hand.” A young man stood up and said, “Please pray for me, sir. The burden of my sin is to heave to bear.”

After the service, the minister talked with the man and led him to faith in Jesus. The young man had been wandering around the country for 8 years without contacting his parents, so he decided to write to them and tell them about the change in his life.

Several days later, a reply came from his mother, “My dear son, you must have accepted Jesus Christ at the same hour your father went home to heaven. he had been sick for a long time, and that day he was very restless. He tossed from side to side on his bed, crying out, “Lord, please save my poor, wandering boy” I’m sure that one of the reasons you became a Christian was Dad’s unceasing intercession.”

A praying father will “ask,” “seek,” and “knock” on behalf of his children, persistently trusting his wise heavenly Father to do what is best ( Mathew 7:7-11).

“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; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

“Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!

Let’s thank God today for faithful fathers who never stop praying for their children


We thank You, Lord, for fathers true, Who always spoke to us of You; Their great concern and tender care. Assured us of their constant prayer.



– Our Daily Bread

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