Ask With Confidence!
God will always act in accordance with His Word. What an awesome opportunity this affords us to know the will of God! Our responsibility is to study His Word and have it continually before our eyes so that we can obey it and draw upon it when a need arises. This is the basis for effective prayers.
Daniel looked to God’s Word given in the writings of Moses and Jeremiah to understand God’s will regarding the Jews’ captivity. Based on this understanding of God’s will from Scripture, Daniel prayed for God to carry out His sovereign will. (See Daniel 9.)