“Ask” by Dianne Timmering

Ask, and it will be given to you. Search, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened to you. Everyone who asks will receive. He who searches will find. The door will be opened to the one who knocks. “Suppose your son asks for bread. Which of you will give him a stone?  Matthew 7:7-10

Last Thursday morning I received a call from a stakeholder whose wife was having chest pains. They rushed her to the ER and when he called me they were there and the medical team was with her, telling him nothing. Later we found out that at that moment she had flat lined. It was about that time he had asked for the request to be put on the prayer chain. Voices of supplication went up shattering the heavens with the petition of need. Is the timing of our collective tune and the fact the medical team was able to revive her cause to consider the power of prayer? If we don’t ask, is God motionless to act?

How to petition? In thought; with a single prayer; with a collective hum; in confidence only to God . . . Let us raise our voices one by one, for healing for one for healing for all. Every time we ask, perhaps something good can only happen.

Let me encourage you to send prayers either for the prayer chain or that of a confidential nature (sometimes just speaking it out releases the burden) or just ask in thought. He hears. But let us ask. Love to all.

Dianne Timmering,
Vice President of Spirituality