We are to commanded to ask!
The LORD God is pleased when we ask things of him in prayer.
Exodus 3:22. But every woman shall ask of her neighbor, and of her who visits her house, jewels of silver, jewels of gold, and clothing. You shall put them on your sons, and on your daughters. You shall plunder the Egyptians.
1 Kings 3:5. In Gibeon, the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, “Ask for what I should give you.”
2 Chronicles 1:7. That night, God appeared to Solomon and said to him, “Ask for what you want me to give you.”
Psalm 2:8. Ask of me, and I will give the nations for your inheritance, the uttermost parts of the earth for your possession.
Proverbs 1:28. Then they will call on me, but I will not answer. They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me;
Proverbs 8:17. I love those who love me. Those who seek me diligently will find me.
Isaiah 7:11. Ask a sign of the LORD your God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above.
Isaiah 7:13. He said, “Listen now, house of David. Is it not enough for you to try the patience of men, that you will try the patience of my God also?
Wisdom 7:7. For this cause I prayed, and understanding was given to me. I asked a spirit of wisdom came to me.
Matthew 7:7. Ask, and it will be given you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and it will be opened for you.
Mark 9:32. But they didn’t understand the saying, and were afraid to ask him.
Luke 18:41. “What do you want me to do?” He said, “Lord, that I may see again.”
James 4:2. You lust, and don’t have. You murder and covet, and can’t obtain. You fight and make war. You don’t have, because you don’t ask.
James 4:3. You ask, and don’t receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.
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