Confident Prayer


Mark 11, Lamentation 1-3

Mark 11:24 – Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

Lord Jesus, I hear you say this and suddenly I wonder how true it is and what exactly it means.  Does this mean that I don’t get what I’ve asked for because I don’t believe in you enough? Does this mean that when my prayer isn’t answered that I’m too sinful to get anything from you?  What exactly does this mean? Doubts enter my prayer life.  Questions enter my prayer life.  But that’s not how you would have me prayer.  Lord Jesus, you would have me pray with a confidence that doesn’t doubt and that isn’t blown around like waves in the sea.  Lord Jesus, this is my 100% confidence as I enter your presence to prayer.  I am 100% sure that you love me and you’re listening when I pray. I am 100% certain that you actually do care about my prayers.  I am 100% sure that no request of mine is beyond your powerful answer.  I am 100% confident that your will and your answer to my prayer is what truly is best. Beyond, this Lord Jesus, I only have questions because I do not know what is best for me. I do not know what is truly best for the people in my life or the people outside my circles.  Lord Jesus, teach me to prayer with confidence because of what I know for sure.  Teach me to pray with boldness because you invite to ask for anything.  And teach me to humbly submit my will to yours because you truly do know best.  Amen.