August 10th, 2019
The Key to Answered Prayer
John 14:13-14 (KJB) And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
Praying to God is not like rubbing a bottle and summoning a genie who desires to give you your every wish.
In fact, do you know that God does not answer every prayer? That is probably news to many “social media power users” who often type to others in need things like “praying” or “praying for you.” While it is a nice comment and perhaps typed with good intent, God does not hear all prayers offered.
In fact, God does have selective hearing. There are keys to consider and follow in God hearing your prayer. This verse clearly gives us some vital parameters to follow in our prayer life:
The first being “ye shall ask in my name…” This vital information gives us the appropriate way of asking God in prayer which is in Jesus’s name. Notice that it is not offered in the name of Buddha, the Pope, or any other gods, but in the name of Jesus.
We have a guarantee from God, in this verse and others, that following God’s way of prayer ensures He will do what He says He will do saying , “that will I do…”
Why will God do what He says? “That the Father may be glorified in the Son…” You see, it is all about glorifying God for Jesus and in our life.
Lastly, we are given again His assurance that He will do what He says with prayer, If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it…”
There is no way a child of God can read and study this verse and not know that God will do what He says regarding prayers rightly directed to Him. Secondly, if we pray to God as he guides, we can be assured that He hears and will answer our prayer.