Text: 1 John 5:14-15
Memory verse:
”And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.“
‭‭I John‬ ‭3‬:‭22‬ NKJV

A woman had many staff working under her and everyone complained that she was difficult. But then came a new staff member who believed that there was no one that was unapproachable and that you only needed to discover the person’s access keys. So she determined to take time to study her new boss, her moods, what she likes and dislikes, what touches her and so forth. She eventually discovered that her boss hates to see staff arguing with her and loves it when her staff praise her past deeds. With these keys, she was able to win her favour and get answers to her requests. She thus became the beloved staff.
Similarly, the more you get acquainted with God, the more the answer to your prayers is assured. “You will make your prayer to Him, He will hear you, and you will pay your vows. You will also declare a thing, and it will be established for you; so light will shine on your ways.“ ‭‭(Job‬ ‭22‬:‭27‬-‭28‬).
Even though prayer is the greatest privilege of every believer, the people who know God intimately receive His uncommon favour. This is because knowing God intimately builds your faith and causes you to delight in God. For without faith, you can’t please God and if you can’t please Him, you can’t have answers from Him (Heb 11:6). God also hears those who make Him their delight and He grants their hearts’ desires (Psa 37:4).
Knowing God personally also helps you to know His will for every situation and to ask according to His will ‭‭(I John‬ ‭3‬:‭22‬).
God doesn’t answer when we pray amiss or when we ask outside of His will (James 4:3).
We get quick answers to our prayers when we become more precise with our prayers. It’s the knowledge of the will of God that will help us to have such precision.
Friends, knowing the will of God involves creating time for intimacy with Him through reading, studying and meditating on the word and spending time with Him in prayer. The more we bask in the word, the more our mind is renewed and the more we are able to distinctly discern His will (Rom 12:1-2). Knowing the will of God is a factor of answered prayer.

Prayer points
1. Father, please, let me always walk in Your will and abide in it, as I grow deeper in Your knowledge, in Jesus’ name.
2. Father, reveal Your perfect will for me in every situation lest I pray amiss, in Jesus’ name.

Today’s declarations
1. The more I get acquainted with God, the more I discern His will for my life and the faster I get answers to my prayers.
2. I discover God’s will by reading the word, studying and meditating on it and spending time with Him in prayer.