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Time with God - Mar. 4, 2011

1 John 5:14-15

This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.

Get your prayers in line with God’s purposes and watch Him work in response!

In actual fact, this kind of praying means that our prayers are actually the response to what God is showing us of His will in the things we are praying about. These verses tell us that “if we ask anything according to His will”, the answer is guaranteed. If that is the case, then what is the most important thing about prayer? Discerning the will of God!

This means that when we are bringing issues to God, we should not start our prayers immediately with what we want God to do, but rather should spend time on our knees with our Bibles open in front of us talking with God about the issues concerning us and asking Him to show us what He is doing in our own hearts and in the lives of the people involved.

When you begin to discern what God is up to, then you can pray with absolute confidence about things. 

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