We have courage in God’s presence, because we are sure that he hears us if we ask him for anything that is according to his will. – 1 John 5:14 (GNT)
Do you ever struggle with prayer? Do you wonder what to pray, or how to know if God really hears you when you pray?
Prayer can feel a bit weird when you get started, but it’s like most things, the more you practice it, the easier it gets. One way to make prayer easier is to start by doing what this verse says, to ask or pray for things according to the will of God.
How can we know God’s will? One of the easiest ways to learn God’s will is by spending time reading the Bible. The Bible is the will of God. So when you pray about something, search the Bible for verses that back up what you’re praying about.
For example, if you have a friend you’d like to lead to Christ, but you are scared to tell them about God, find verses on fear or boldness. Pray those verses over yourself in your times of prayer. Praying God’s word is one of the best ways to be effective in your prayers.