1 John 5: 14 – 15
The Word: 1 John 5: 14-15 (KJV)

14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: 15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

Dig Deeper:
Hebrews 4: 16  

16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Think about it

Day 5, Week 3 of our Masterlife workbook.
Our memory verse this week was a simple one:

John 15: 7 – If you abide in me and my words abide in you then you shall ask for what you will and it shall be done unto you.

God wants us to approach him with confidence.
When we are living right and our request is scriptural, then we have an extra confidence when we approach our father in the place of prayer.

Our requests can be twofold:

1. For ourselves – Petition or
2. For others – Intercession.

Whether the request is for us or others, its important that we pray in faith. A prayer of faith is a prayer of confidence. A prayer of faith gets answered quickly because faith is a spiritual magnetic force attracting God’s hand into a situation. But then we have the extra confidence or faith when we know that we are praying according to his will. So it’s a chain. Faith attracts the hand of God, but we have faith when we have some level of confidence to get answers from him. So faith is confidence

James 5: 15 
15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. 

So the prayer offered in faith can be very powerful and effective……

As we approach the throne of grace today, this week, for the rest of this year, Let’s have it in our subconscious that God wants us to approach him with faith and confidence. That gets the job done quicker. 
Prayer focus:  Lord thank you for another weekend. Thank you for grace, boldness and confidence IJN

Book of the month: The Church is embarking on weeks of discipleship workbook study starting with the Masterlife: Disciple’s cross.
On Grace: If not for the Grace of God by Joyce Meyer recommended.