If possible, read the whole chapter to see the full picture of what is happening here.
Then focus on the following section:
7”Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be
opened to you. 8For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who
knocks, the door will be opened.
9”Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10Or if he asks for a
fish, will give him a snake? 11If 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! 12So in everything, do to others what you would have them do
to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
1. Each of these images of prayer (ask, seek, knock) suggests persistence. Each also
conveys a promise. Ask, it will be given; seek, you will find; knock, the door will
be opened. What encourages us to be actively involved in prayer, and to claim
these promises, is the certainty that God is our Father. Our Father loves us. He
provides what we need, not because we bother Him, but because He cares. And
He is eager to give us good gifts.
2. When you pray to make a request to God, do you rely on your persistence to
“persuade” God? Or do you rely on God’s pervasive love and rest assured of the
good gifts He’s going to give you?
3. Prayer & Journaling:
4. On your prayer journal, as you listen to God, write down a few thoughts,
questions, words, names, drawings, or anything that has come to your mind
during this time.
Proverbs for Today: Prov 1:29-33
Play a skit using this passage. Have the children to play parent and parent play
children begging for food but receiving stone. Discuss the passage. Close by
giving thanks to God for caring and providing good things to us.