We’re continuing to glean some highlights from Evangelist Steve Pettit’s free booklet, How to Pray 15 Minutes a Day:
Learning to play the guitar can be a lot of fun. One of the first things you learn is how to finger three chords—G, C, and D. These are fundamental chords. After learning these chords, you can experience hours of music enjoyment. Are you struggling with prayer because you’ve never learned the basics of making requests to God? Matthew 21:22 establishes the three foundational chords of prayer.
Chord #1—Pray with Desire
“And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer” (Matt. 21:22). The word ask means to crave or desire something. You’re asking for something, which presupposes a desire. Never underestimate the importance of your desires when you pray. “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them” (Mark 11:24). “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: and if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of 23 him” (1 John 5:14–15). “Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart” (Ps. 37:4).
Continue to read this chapter in the free booklet, How to Pray 15 Minutes a Day!