Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 07:50 am

It’s written in Hebrew 4:16, “Let us, therefore, come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”  

We can confidently approach God’s throne of grace so that we may receive His mercy and find grace in our time of need. 

In His life on earth, Jesus prayed regularly and taught about prayer. As Christians, looking at how Jesus approached and did prayer is informative and encouraging for our prayer lives. 

This is part 2 of ‘Learning about prayer from Jesus’. We continue to learn more about prayer from the life of Jesus Christ.

1. We should pray in faith

Jesus prayed in faith. Knowing that God will hear him and what he asked for shall be done.

We see Jesus pray before raising Lazarus from the dead. He said,

“Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.  And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me.”

Jesus was never unsure whether the Father would hear or not. Because He had faith in God, he knew the God the Father always heard him when he prayed.

When His disciples noted that the cursed fig tree had withered, he answered them that they need to have faith in God and not doubt in their heart. He continued and taught that we will receive whatever we ask in prayer when we believe.

Have faith in God…. I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them (Mark 11: 22-24)

God is pleased when we approach Him in faith. The Bible says, a person who doubts shouldn’t expect to receive anything from God.

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.  For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. (James 1: 5-8)

2. Pray the will of God

Praying the will of God is praying to align with God’s will in all matters more than our own desires.

The truth is our prayers are always answered when we pray in accordance with God’s will as written in 1 John 5:14-15.

And 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.

Even though it can be difficult, the will of God is important in the life and purpose of every believer. We learn that from Jesus in the gospels.

He withdrew about a stone's throw beyond them, knelt and prayed, "Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but Yours be done." (Luke 22:42)  

When he taught the disciples how to pray in the Lord’s prayer, he prioritized the will of God.

Your kingdom come. Your will be done in earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10).

Studying and meditating on God’s Word helps us know and understand the will of God on earth.

Want to learn more about Faith in God? Contact us today at Westside Bible Chapel through our website contact form or Facebook page. 


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Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 07:50 am

It’s written in Hebrew 4:16, “Let us, therefore, come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”  

We can confidently approach God’s throne of grace so that we may receive His mercy and find grace in our time of need. 

In His life on earth, Jesus prayed regularly and taught about prayer. As Christians, looking at how Jesus approached and did prayer is informative and encouraging for our prayer lives. 

This is part 2 of ‘Learning about prayer from Jesus’. We continue to learn more about prayer from the life of Jesus Christ.

1. We should pray in faith

Jesus prayed in faith. Knowing that God will hear him and what he asked for shall be done.

We see Jesus pray before raising Lazarus from the dead. He said,

“Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.  And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me.”

Jesus was never unsure whether the Father would hear or not. Because He had faith in God, he knew the God the Father always heard him when he prayed.

When His disciples noted that the cursed fig tree had withered, he answered them that they need to have faith in God and not doubt in their heart. He continued and taught that we will receive whatever we ask in prayer when we believe.

Have faith in God…. I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them (Mark 11: 22-24)

God is pleased when we approach Him in faith. The Bible says, a person who doubts shouldn’t expect to receive anything from God.

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.  For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. (James 1: 5-8)

2. Pray the will of God

Praying the will of God is praying to align with God’s will in all matters more than our own desires.

The truth is our prayers are always answered when we pray in accordance with God’s will as written in 1 John 5:14-15.

And 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.

Even though it can be difficult, the will of God is important in the life and purpose of every believer. We learn that from Jesus in the gospels.

He withdrew about a stone's throw beyond them, knelt and prayed, "Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but Yours be done." (Luke 22:42)  

When he taught the disciples how to pray in the Lord’s prayer, he prioritized the will of God.

Your kingdom come. Your will be done in earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10).

Studying and meditating on God’s Word helps us know and understand the will of God on earth.

Want to learn more about Faith in God? Contact us today at Westside Bible Chapel through our website contact form or Facebook page. 


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Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 07:50 am

It’s written in Hebrew 4:16, “Let us, therefore, come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”  

We can confidently approach God’s throne of grace so that we may receive His mercy and find grace in our time of need. 

In His life on earth, Jesus prayed regularly and taught about prayer. As Christians, looking at how Jesus approached and did prayer is informative and encouraging for our prayer lives. 

This is part 2 of ‘Learning about prayer from Jesus’. We continue to learn more about prayer from the life of Jesus Christ.

1. We should pray in faith

Jesus prayed in faith. Knowing that God will hear him and what he asked for shall be done.

We see Jesus pray before raising Lazarus from the dead. He said,

“Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.  And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me.”

Jesus was never unsure whether the Father would hear or not. Because He had faith in God, he knew the God the Father always heard him when he prayed.

When His disciples noted that the cursed fig tree had withered, he answered them that they need to have faith in God and not doubt in their heart. He continued and taught that we will receive whatever we ask in prayer when we believe.

Have faith in God…. I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them (Mark 11: 22-24)

God is pleased when we approach Him in faith. The Bible says, a person who doubts shouldn’t expect to receive anything from God.

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.  For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. (James 1: 5-8)

2. Pray the will of God

Praying the will of God is praying to align with God’s will in all matters more than our own desires.

The truth is our prayers are always answered when we pray in accordance with God’s will as written in 1 John 5:14-15.

And 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.

Even though it can be difficult, the will of God is important in the life and purpose of every believer. We learn that from Jesus in the gospels.

He withdrew about a stone's throw beyond them, knelt and prayed, "Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but Yours be done." (Luke 22:42)  

When he taught the disciples how to pray in the Lord’s prayer, he prioritized the will of God.

Your kingdom come. Your will be done in earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10).

Studying and meditating on God’s Word helps us know and understand the will of God on earth.

Want to learn more about Faith in God? Contact us today at Westside Bible Chapel through our website contact form or Facebook page. 


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