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Sermon Notes

Praying With Confidence

1 John 5:14-15 NIV

14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him. 


1. Pray and believe for something specific.

2. Persevere in prayer then celebrate the answer.

3. Praying in the will of God accomplishes the work of God. 


I. God's Will Helps Our Praying v. 14

A. Confidence- freedom to speak our minds. (Hebrews 4:16)

B. The we refers to Christians


II. God's Will Hones Our Praying

A. God answers no prayer outside His will, but all prayers inside His will.

B. We seek His will, then know His will, then do His will. 

C. God is best at knowing what is best for us. (Colossians 1:9)


III. God's Will Honors Our Praying

A. God answers all our prayers.

1. Direct 

2. Delayed

3. Different 

4. Denied

B. God rewards you when you pray in His will.