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The Praying Christian: Conditions for Effective and Powerful Praying

Now that we have been excited and challenged with the prospects of God's boundless promises, let us look at those guidelines which will insure us the freedom to pray and expect to receive anything that we ask.

James 4:2 states, "...You do not have, because you do not ask God." Some Christians have the notion that some of their requests are so mundane that it is a waste of God's precious time even to ask of course, this attitude reflects a faulty theological view. The person who doesn't ask doesn't receive; it is as simple as that.