Approaching God in Prayer

I had no hope, but I started to pray and when I did I started to focus on some facts.

The Apostle John says that through Jesus we become children of God (John 1:12).
Jesus also said that if a child asks his father for fish that his father would not give him a snake instead, and how much more would God give to His children (Luke 11:11-13).
If we shamelessly persist, God will answer (Luke 11:8).
We need to approach God boldly. No different than a child to his father (Hebrews 4:16).

Trading Your Birthright

Esau gave up his inheritance for a bowl of soup, but Jesus wants us to give up our inheritance that this world has to offer for eternal life in the Kingdom.