Ask, and it shall be given to you
Matthew 7:7–8 (ASV)
7Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
George Müller shares an amazing story on the power of persevering in prayer, even if it be for many years; once convinced that the subject of prayer is in line with God's will.
After years of delay, George Müller's persistent and expectant prayers for the salvation of five individuals starts to get answered. Two of the five who had yet to come to Christ when he died, eventually did - making the answers to his prayers complete.
Eighty-six men were trapped after an explosion at the Cross Mountain Mine. Two days later, as dead bodies began to be recovered from the mine, Mr. Wood had already had the graves of his brother in-law and nephew dug. But Mrs. Henderson, who had been praying since the incident, had confident assurance that her son and husband would be rescued alive! Indeed, her husband and son were rescued alongside three others, and the five of them were the only survivors.
Zhang Rongliang's Bible - a serious contraband and other documents are discovered in prison. He prays to God, asking that: "this storm be immediately calmed", and in the most unbelievable way, he recovers everything that was taken.
Nabeel Qureshi clings strongly to Mathew 7:7-8 as he sought clarity from God about the genuineness of Islam and Christianity. It took five months, but God answered him.
Esther Chang admonished a family of young believers to ask of the Lord whenever in need and He will answer. They take heed and a month later, God uses her to answer their prayers for food.