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In our previous blog post, we discussed the value of going to God with the belief that He’ll hear and answer. When we approach the throne of grace with confidence, our faith moves the heart of God and this kind of faith-filled praying is the kind of praying that God answers. In today’s blog, we’ll discuss what the Bible has to say about prayer. Continue reading on to learn more about the value and importance of having an active prayer life that sees results.
The Value of Faith-Filled Prayer
The Scriptures talk endlessly about praying in faith. If there is no faith behind the words that you’re saying, you may as well be speaking to a wall. God wants us to approach Him with confidence that He not only hears but will also answer.
Hebrews 11:6 says, “And without faith, it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He exists and that He is a rewarder of those who earnestly seek Him.”
Praying with faith not only reaffirms our belief and trust in a God who can move mountains, it also moves His heart to act on our behalf. Without faith, our prayers are limp and empty.
The Value of Not Giving Up
1 John 5:14 says, “This is the confidence that we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.”
Going to God with confidence means that we’re believing in His sovereignty, His ability to change our situation, and His goodness in all situations. It also means that He may not answer in the way that we want Him to. The Psalms says that a man determines his steps, but God directs his path. We may pray and pray for a certain outcome, but we have to believe that God answers in the way that is best for us. This is sometimes easier said than done, but that’s what faith is all about.
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