Some say, ” I have prayed for many things that I never received. It’s no wonder many doubt Jesus’ promise in today’s gospel: ‘Ask and you shall receive’ “. Jesus however, does not lie. When praying genuinely, we first realize deeply God’s real presence in ourselves and in others. Such a rich moment of gold outweighs the deceptive value of our requests; For example, would you prefer being healthy or godly, wealthy or Christly? To prove our point, Jesus himself prayed for relief in Gethsemane, but quickly accepted fully God’s will. Luke 22:42. Our acceptance is worth more than whatever we pray for. When we, his children, ask for fish, God does not give us a snake. The very fact of our sincere prayer guarantees already our divine reward.

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