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In John 14:13, the Bible says, "And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son." This verse teaches us about the amazing power of prayer. Let's explore three points: Asking, Assurance, and Abundance.


Firstly, let's talk about Asking. Jesus says we can ask anything in His name, and He will do it. It's like having a direct line to the most powerful person in the universe! Imagine having a special phone that connects you straight to God. When we pray, we can ask for help, guidance, and blessings. Just remember, it's not like asking for a million dollars or a pet unicorn—God knows what's best for us. So, go ahead and ask, trusting that God listens and cares.


Next, consider the Assurance. Jesus promises that when we ask in His name, He will do it. This isn't just a maybe or a sometimes; it's a guarantee. Think of it like a divine warranty. If you follow the instructions, it’s always honored. Jesus assures us that our prayers matter and that He is ready to respond. This promise is solid and unshakeable, giving us confidence to pray boldly and with faith. But... you must understand... this is an Assurance of an Answer... not a guarantee that the answer will always be Yes. It could be Yes... it could be No... and it could be wait... but he will certainly answer.


Finally, let's reflect on the Abundance. Jesus promises to answer our prayers so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. This means that when our prayers are answered, it shows how great and loving God is. It’s like getting a double blessing—our needs are met, and God gets the glory! When we see answered prayers, it's like finding an extra cookie in the cookie jar. It’s a delightful surprise that reminds us of God's generosity and love.

So, remember to ask boldly, trust in His assurance, and rejoice in His abundant answers. God loves to hear from us and delights in showing His power and love through answered prayers. Let’s keep praying, knowing that God is always ready to listen and respond.