Whose Prayer Does God Promise to Hear?

1) The Prayers of His Children-Matthew 6:9-10 “This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, (10) your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
>Matthew 7:9-11 -“Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? (10) Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? (11) If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!
2) The Righteous- James 5:16-17 -Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. (17) Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years.
3) The Obedient- 1 John 3:21-23 – Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God (22) and receive from him anything we ask, because we keep his commands and do what pleases him. (23) And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us.
4) The Trusting- James 1:5-6 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. (6) But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
5) The Bold- Hebrews 4:16 -Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.(KJV)
> To approach God boldly in prayer is to approach Him with confidence knowing that he cares for us and Jesus is our qualified mediator.
>(NIV) Hebrews 4:15-16 -For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are–yet he did not sin. (16) Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
>1 John 5:14-15 – 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.

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