Pray with Confidence

Read: Ephesians 3:1-13; SOAP: Ephesians 3:12

12 Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence. 

Ephesians 3:12 (NLT)

Much like we discovered in looking at 1 John 5:13-15 praying with confidence is a privilege of our faith that God gives us through Jesus Christ. John wrote that when we (those who believe in Jesus) pray according to the will of God that we can pray with confidence – knowing that God will hear us and answer accordingly; and in today’s passage Paul teaches that because of the Gospel of Christ, God’s power to save, we can not only come confidently but boldly into the very presence of God. In both situations the privilege is attached to our belief in the son of God.

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is God’s power for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

Romans 1:16 NET

Reflection question: Why do you think it’s important that we pray with confidence? (see James 1:6) Share your thoughts in the comment bar below –

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1 year ago

We need to pray with confidence because it practices our faith and to tie in with James it helps keep our focus on His faithfulness.