1 John 5:14-15
- Common mistakes in prayer (asking according to your
desires, manipulating, using God as a tool to fulfil your desires...)
- Examine your motives when praying, let go of yourself and seek after God's will
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. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.
Praying with Gratitude and Praise
Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One; you are the one Israel praises.
- The authority of the King seated on the throne
- The obligation of the King to protect His people
- Praise implies the surrender to God’s sovereignty
Reasons for delay in prayers being answered
- Waiting patiently will lead to greater blessings
Applying the Word
1. Please share some common mistakes made in prayer, (e.g. presumptuous asking, wrong motives, asking out of own desires and etc.) How have you broken through subsequently?
2. Have you experienced prayers of thanks and praise in the midst of adversity? Has this way of praying brought you a different kind of experience and outcome?
3. Have you ever experienced a delay in prayers being answered? Please share how you have waited and the joy you felt when your prayers were answered.