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A little seven-year-old boy prayed one night before bed for God to give him a baby sister. When he awakened the next morning, the little boy found that there was no baby. Undaunted, he prayed a second time for the same thing. Still no baby.
Some months later, the boy and his father made a trip to the local hospital. When the two of them arrived, they stepped into a room in the maternity section and found the boy’s mother holding a precious little baby sister in her right arm, and yet another baby sister in her left! The proud father looked down into the eyes of his young son and said, “Now, aren’t you glad you prayed?” To which the little boy replied, “Yes, and aren’t you glad I stopped when I did?!”
Oh, if only we could learn to pray with the confident expectation and faith of a seven-year-old. The Bible says, “Ask, and it will be given to you …” (Matthew 7:7; cf. Luke 18:18; James 1:5,6). Dear Christian, what blessings have you forfeited because you failed to ask in faith?
Think about it.

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