‘Praying Confidently’ 

I John 5:14-15

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of Him.”

Sometimes my prayer list feels like a ‘wish list’. But it need not be so! Yes, I can pray for hopes and desires but I can also pray for both myself, my family and for friends what I clearly KNOW is God’s will: 

Philippians 4  Joy in the Lord and freedom from anxiety 

Mark 12 Love God with all my heart, soul, mind, strength

Mark 12 Love my neighbor as myself 

Psalm 1  Meditate on God’s Word each day and night

Galatians 5  Live by the Spirit and not gratify the flesh

Matthew 6 that God will provide for my every need

Proverbs 3  that God will direct my path 

Matthew 11  that God will give me rest

Joshua 1 for God to give strength and courage

Ephesians 4 Share words that build others up

II Corinthians 1  for God to provide comfort in all troubles 

And this list goes on and on. Praying scripture is praying God’s Will. No wishing here! I can be ‘confident’ that God hears and that He answers!

Question: Do you ever pray Scripture? 

Prayer: Dear God, please make me a man of prayer, but also make me a man of your Word – so that I will know much of your will and be confident in my prayers for myself, for my family and for my friends. 

In Jesus Name. Amen. 


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