What does Jesus say about asking?

Question: “What does Jesus say about asking and receiving that which we have asked?”

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Jesus said that we are to ask for anything in His name and we will receive what we ask. Meditate on Jesus’ Words and let them sink into your heart.

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

You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it (John 14:14).

ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you (John 15:7).

so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you (John 15:16).

Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name (John 16:23).

Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete (John 16:24).


Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father (John 14:12). If we believe, we can do the works that Jesus did.


Are there any limitation or conditions for receiving what we ask of God?  We can receive anything we ask for as long as our request falls within the will, obedience, and timing of God, as the following verses demonstrate.  

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 (1 John 5:14-15). In most cases, His Word clearly defines His will.

If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you (John 15:7). Are you walking in God and being obedient to His Word?

You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions (James 4:3).

And without faith it is impossible to please him (Hebrews 11:6). Faith is believing with confidence that God’s Word is true and that we can depend on it.

you should go and bear fruit - fruit that will last - so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you (John 15:16). We bear fruit by telling others about Jesus.

Pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17). We need to keep praying and patiently wait on God’s timing.


If we ask in His will, in His name, believing in faith, and do not give up, we will receive what we have asked. God wants to honor His Word, but we must do our part, we must believe with all faith.

Jesus tells us that we have the authority to say to our problem, the mountain, to go and it will when we speak in faith, we will receive in His perfect timing (not our timing).

“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them (Mark 11:22-23).

If you have a mountain that needs moving and believe 100% that if you speak to it with confidence, be it financial, or emotional, or health, God will move it.

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