- 2014 7 Feb
I have been puzzled during the many years of my Christian faith about the issue of prayer and asking for what I want and need from God. Scripture repeatedly says, “Ask, and it shall be given to you” (Matthew 7:7). I have many ‘things’ I could and sometimes do ask of God. But, is He offering a blank check just waiting to be filled in? I hardly think so. Balanced with other Scriptures which warn us to pray with a pure heart, it seems that we are to go to our Heavenly Father as we might to our earthly father, seeking wisdom, guidance and even specific answers to prayers we might have. Our motives, however, must be pure and we must pray that God’s will be done in all things.
Dr. David Hawkins is the director of the Marriage Recover Center where he counsels couples in distress. He is the author of over 30 books, including Dealing With the CrazyMakers in Your Life, 90 Days to a Fantastic Marriage, and When Pleasing Others is Hurting You. Dr. Hawkins grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and lives with his wife on the South Puget Sound where he enjoys sailing, biking, and skiing. He has active practices in two Washington cities. You can also find Dr. Hawkins on Facebook and Twitter. Dr. Hawkins offers a free, 20 minute consultation, with requests sent to his email address at [email protected]. Also, remember his guarantee at The Marriage Recovery Center: 3 Days To A New Marriage, Guaranteed! He is also excited to continue offering his special eBook, A Love Life of Your Dreams free for you to download.