90 Days of Prayer – Day Fifteen
1 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.
Jesus and His apostles taught believers to pray by aligning their thoughts with His will, by focusing on His promises and what He had said about His relationship with them. Prayer to them was faith building, encouraging, and an exciting experience because their interactions with God were founded on the plain facts of redemption that Christ and His apostles had taught them.
The blessings that Christ’s redemption purchased for humanity became to them a living vibrant and empowering reality. They were taught that prayer was an expression of the loving relationship between God the Father and His sons and daughters. In essence Prayer is from start to finish a Kingdom family affair; where every member is completely confident that what the Father has promised, He will do. This is the reason for our confidence when meeting with God in prayer.
John S Picarello