“…yet because of your shameless audacity he will surely get up and give you as much as you need” (Luke 11:8).
“Here’s what I know for sure: God won’t answer 100 percent of the prayers we don’t pray” (p43).
“When we act in faith, we aren’t risking our reputation; we are risking God’s reputation because He’s the one who made the promise in the first place. But if we aren’t willing to risk our reputation, we’ll never establish God’s reputation” (p43).
“Prayer is answered to preserve God’s good name…So God doesn’t answer prayer just to give us what we want; God answers prayer to bring glory to Himself” (p44).
“Sometimes we are afraid to pray for miracles because we’re afraid that God won’t answer, but the answer isn’t up to us…It’s not our job to answer; it’s our job to ask” (p45).