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Asking

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The act of making requests of another, as an expression of dependence. Scripture encourages believers to ask things of God in prayer, and gives guidance concerning the motivation in doing so.

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Asking as an aspect of human relationships

Examples of everyday requests

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See also ; ; The people asked for a king; ; ; ; the Magi seek the king of the Jews; Jesus Christ asks questions in the temple; ; ; ;

Examples of stronger appeals

Philippians 4:2–3 NIV
2 I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. 3 Yes, and I ask you, my true companion, help these women since they have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the book of life.
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Asking as an aspect of prayer

General petitions

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Frequent requests for guidance or insight

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The grounds for asking

According to God’s will

1 John 5:14–15 NIV
14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.

Trusting in God’s great mercy

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In the name of Jesus Christ

John 14:13 NIV
13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
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In faith

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