7.5.20 – Daily Dose of Worship. 1 John 5:14. Prayer.

PRAYER: Please pray for our live-streams. That more people would tune in, hear about Jesus and be part of our community.

DEVOTION: “This is the confidence¬†we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” – 1 John 5:14

So, after all of this talk about love, about how God hears us when we pray, about how God exists in our lives, John reiterates this point, just to make sure we all got it.

Yesterday, we spoke about writing down our prayers and actually wrote them down.

Today, we’re talking about faith and trust that when we do indeed pray, God hears us.

This is built on the faith and trust that we have with Him through the confidence of our relationship with Him. If we check in once a week, chances are that, yes, He still hears us, but we won’t know Him that well. If we’re leaning in daily or multiple times per day….chances are, our relationship and our confidence in God is going to be higher. It will be more prevalent due to our continued interaction with Him.

So. Know this today. We pray. God hears. This is the promise that John lays out in front of us. He didn’t say anything about the prayers being answered. Sometimes the answer is not an answer. Sometimes it’s a patience process. Sometimes we see answers right away. Sometimes….

So today. Pray. God is listening.


  1. Susan on July 6, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    Thank you for this beautiful devotion. Yes! He hears our prayers and his time not ours. Sometimes No! Maybe it’s not what he wants for me. I read his promises and make them my prayer. He knows what’s best for me.

    • Dave Pettigrew on July 10, 2020 at 2:25 am

      Susan, thanks for the note. So glad you are enjoying the devotions. Yes, He does know what’s best for us.

  2. Peggy F on July 6, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    Amen !!!!! Confidence ! a beautiful word, surety, a knowing, to be confident !!!!! yes, Our God , the maker of heaven and earth hears us ! Jesus had this confidence, when He walked as a man upon this earth, I keep this note in my bible to remind me, just a scrappy note with Luke 5:16 Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. He knew , His father heard Him ! And the word gives us so many promises telling us He hears us , Psalm 5 “Give hear to my words , O Lord, consider my meditation. Give heed to the voice of my cry, My King and My God for to You I will pray, my voice You shall hear in the morning………….Continued prayers, for the live streams, this ministry, Thank You Lord that You hear our prayers…………

  3. Suzanne on July 7, 2020 at 12:39 am

    this is one the ‘foundation of my faith’ scriptures….I spent a lot of years meditating on this and tomorrow’s verse

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