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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 ESV
I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to agree in the Lord. Yes, I ask you also, true companion, help these women, who have labored side by side with me in the gospel together with Clement and the rest of my fellow 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 ESV
And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.

Trusting in God’s great mercy

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In the name of Jesus Christ

John 14:13 ESV
Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
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In faith

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