Now this is the confidence we have before Him: Whenever we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. – (1 John 5:14, HCSB)
We can come to God with no doubts. This means that when we ask God for things (and those things agree with what God wants for us), God cares about what we say. – (1 John 5:14, ERV)
We live in the bold confidence that God hears our voices when we ask for things that fit His plan. – (1 John 5:14, VOICE)
Right now, there is so much hurt and brokenness in the world. It seems like my most common asks before the Lord are for help and healing for the hurting. I know it is God’s will for people to be known and loved and whole, so I trust that He hears each prayer. As we seek and ask, He leads us and shows us what we can do, both practically and prayerfully. May we ever bring our requests boldly before Him, and listen to His leading throughout each new day.
O God, I draw near,
And choose ask of You;
For I know You hear,
And Your heart is true.
You love, no limits,
Because we are Yours;
You lead with intent,
Show us open doors.
God, help us listen,
As You hear us all;
Direct each pathway,
And Your love, install.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You hear our prayers as we seek You for that which is right and true and motivated by love. Forgive us for the times that we ask for things that do not align with Your plans, and for when we neglect to follow Your leading. Teach us to listen and follow after all You have for us, and show us how to love those around us well. May many come into a lasting relationship with You as Your heart is made tangible to all who seek You. Be glorified O God, as we present our requests before You and listen for Your leading. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
For everyone who asks receives, and the one who searches finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. – Matthew 7:8