There are several Bible examples where people’s requests were answered.
The Canaanite woman in Matthew 15:21-28 came to Jesus when He was getting ready to leave. She cried, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.” Jesus did not answer her a word. His disciples pleaded with Jesus to send her away. Jesus said to the Canaanite woman that he was only sent there for the lost people of the house of Israel. But she came and kneeled before Jesus, saying “Lord, help me!” He replied, ” It is inappropriate to take the children’s bread and throw it at the pet dogs.” She said, “Yes, Lord, but even the dogs get the crumbs that fall from the master’s table.” Then Jesus answered her, “woman, your faith is great. “It will be done for you as you wish.” Her daughter was healed that very moment.
The Canaanite woman was humble, bold, and persistent and got what she requested.
Another example is in Luke 11, starting at verse 5, about the person who went to a friend’s home at midnight asking for bread to feed a friend who came from out of town and had nothing to eat. The friend answers from the inside, “do not bother me; my children and I are all in bed and can’t give you anything.” Even though the friend did not get up because of the friend’s importunity (demand, annoying persistence, urgency), he got up and gave him everything he needed.
The friend’s persistence, boldness, and lack of shame got him what he requested.
Finally, in the parable of the persistent widow and how we should always pray and never give up, in Luke 18, a widow pleaded with the unjust judge to give her justice against her adversary. The judge refused for some time. Finally, because of the widow’s persistence, the judge said, ” even though I do not fear God or care what people think because of the widow bothering me, I will see that she gets justice so that her continual coming won’t weary me. Jesus said God would do the same to those who cry out to Him day and night that He will deliver them speedily.
Come to God boldly and humbly, and be persistent in obtaining your request. Then, if it is in line with the word of God, you can receive your request.
Possess your request!
Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for a new morning and day to live out your plan for my life. I possess my request by putting a demand on what you have already done for me. I come boldly before you, God, and I find help in times of need. In Jesus’ name! Amen.