The Praying Promise

Jesus taught us concerning prayer, “If you abide in Me and My words abide in you, ask whatever you desire and it will be given to you.” The Bible instructs us that we abide in Jesus by obeying (keeping) His word.

“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.” (John 15:7)

The Bible also clarifies what “whatever” means when Jesus was speaking above. The “whatever” is anything that is according to God’s will.

“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.” (1 John 5:14-15)

If you are to know God’s will, then you need to know the Bible. If you are to know the Bible, you need to read it consistently and all of it. You need to read it and depend on the Holy Spirit to teach you.

“Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.” (1 Corinthians 2:12)

You also need to be listening to the Holy Spirit to help you know what to pray.

“Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.” (Romans 8:26)

God’s will is for you is to understand His word, to live an abundant life, to have your daily needs met, to be free from the habits of sin.  You need to pray together and see God work in our lives and the lives of the people we pray for.

“Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.” (Matthew 18:19)

Jesus taught us concerning prayer, “If you abide in Me and My words abide in you, ask whatever you desire and it will be given to you.” The Bible instructs us that we abide in Jesus by obeying (keeping) His word.

“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.” (John 15:7)

The Bible also clarifies what “whatever” means when Jesus was speaking above. The “whatever” is anything that is according to God’s will.

“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.” (1 John 5:14-15)

If you are to know God’s will, then you need to know the Bible. If you are to know the Bible, you need to read it consistently and all of it. You need to read it and depend on the Holy Spirit to teach you.

“Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.” (1 Corinthians 2:12)

You also need to be listening to the Holy Spirit to help you know what to pray.

“Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.” (Romans 8:26)

God’s will is for you is to understand His word, to live an abundant life, to have your daily needs met, to be free from the habits of sin.  You need to pray together and see God work in our lives and the lives of the people we pray for.

“Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.” (Matthew 18:19)

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