Great Promise of Answered Prayer

Source Name: 
The Reality of Prayer (p. 38)
Source Author: 
E. M. Bounds

"Almighty God seems to fear we will hesitate to ask largely, apprehensive that we will strain His ability. He declares that He is ‘able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think.’ [Ephesians 3:20] He almost paralyses us by giving us a carte blanche, ‘Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me." [Isaiah 45:11] How He charges, commands and urges us to pray! He goes beyond promise and says: ‘Behold my Son! I have given Him to you.’ ‘He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?’ [Romans 8:32]

"God gave us all things in prayer by promise because He had given us all things in His Son. Amazing gift—His Son! Prayer is as illimitable as His own Blessed Son. There is nothing on earth nor in Heaven, for time or eternity, that God’s Son did not secure for us. By prayer God gives us the vast and matchless inheritance which is ours by virtue of His Son. God charges us to ‘come boldly to the throne of grace.’ [Hebrews 4:16] God is glorified and Christ is honoured by large asking."


Daily Proverb

Proverbs 20:6

Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?