And we are sure of this, that he will listen to us whenever we ask him for anything in line with his will. And if we really know he is listening when we talk to him and make our requests, then we can be sure that he will answer us. (1 John 5:14-15 TLB)
Sometimes when we pray, we are not sure whether God listens and hears our prayers. The more we read the Word of God, the more confident we become. If we dare to admit it, there are also times when we just want God to do what we ask, without regard to what He desires. Our assurance comes from having confidence in His Word, not from any emotions and feelings we may have. It is hard when we pray, we cannot know if our prayers are in alignment with His will. This is when the Holy Spirit of God, teaches us to rely upon, lean upon, and depend upon Him in our faith and trust in Him. He knows what He wants us to go through. And He also knows what the outcome will be. Our faith is being tested, through our trials and tribulations to prove whether our faith is genuine.
Father, thank You; for sending the Holy Spirit of God, to abide in me. Thank You, through Him, and His teachings; I can lean, rely, depend upon Him to show me the prayers that I am praying are in alignment with His will in the precious name of Jesus Christ. Amen.