There are several examples in the bible in which 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 out “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 not appropriate to take the children’s bread and throw it to the pet dogs.” She said, “Yes Lord, but even the dogs get the crumbs that fall from the masters 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, persistent, and she 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 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, 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. Because of the widow 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 will do the same to those who cry out to Him day and night that He will deliver them speedily.
Come to God boldly, humbly, and be persistent to obtain your request. 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 a new 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 time of need. In Jesus name! Amen.