DEVOTION: 1 John 5:14 – 15 says this:
“This is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.”
To further bolster the case of praying the Bible, Whitney goes on to say this:
“Since it’s so important to pray in conformity with God’s will, can you have any greater assurance that you are praying the will of God than when you are praying the Word of God. That doesn’t mean that we’ll never misinterpret or misapply the Bible as we pray, thinking we are praying the will of God when we are not. Nevertheless, what better way to discern God’s will and to conform our prayers to God’s will than to pray God’s word?”
It’s a very valid point and one that really makes a lot of sense. I’m finding that as I pray God’s word in the Psalms and elsewhere in the Bible, there’s an “authority” for lack of a better word that I’m feeling when I base my cares and concerns around the Word of God and the verses I include in my prayers.
How about you? Are you feeling anything when you pray these verses and incorporate them into your prayers?