Restoring Our Joy Through Prayer

Scripture Passage: 1John 5:14-15

“This is the confidence we have before him: If we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears whatever we ask, we know that we have what we have asked of him.”

Three truths we need to walk in to experience true joy in prayer.

1. We must ask.

In any relationship that’s healthy there is regular communication. When it comes to prayer - we need to pray. Not talk about it, but engage in it. Nothing of eternal value will happen without prayer..

2. We must ask according to God’s will.

The primary purpose of prayer is to further the Kingdom of God and not our own agenda.

• Is our prayer according to the Word of God?
• Does our prayer glorify God?
• Pray expecting the Holy Spirit to lead us in praying.

3. We must ask in confidence.

The Apostle John says: We can know we have Jesus when we pray according to His will. His promise is that He hears us. We can have confidence it will be done according to His will.

In your group today share your thoughts about prayer, and speak of what changes you might make so that your prayers will be in agreement to His will.

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