There are things we ask for that may not line up with God's will and this is what each one of us should want. God's will. If we ask for God's will to be done we know whatever it is He will do what is best for us.
You may have a refrigerator that isn't working properly, you just don't have the money to have it fixed so what would you do? The first thing I would do is pray that God would allow the refrigerator to start working or perhaps that He would allow the money to come in so that you could have it fixed. There is nothing wrong with praying for this.
I John 5:15-15; "And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: v.15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him".
When we pray for something we should always pray that God's will be done, no matter what the prayer is for. If it is for healing, finances, or whatever it is, we should always remember to ask for God's will. If we ask for God's will we know it will be done for us and for the glory of God.
We need to be sincere and have true faith. We always need to pray in Jesus' name. John 14:13-14; "And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. v. 14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it."
We know what God's will is in many things as it is told to us in His word. But other times it is revealed to us as we seriously seek His will in our lives. When we realize His will about what we pray for then we can ask in assurance and faith, knowing that He hears us and that His plan for us will be done.
We also need to be persistent. Remember the persistent widow in Luke 18:1-7. This is a real good parable Jesus told, if you aren't familiar with I encourage you to read. You will find out what perseverance can do.
Prayer is such a wonderful thing. It keeps us close to God and there are so many times when I am earnestly talking to God I can feel His presence. It is an awesome feeling.
I have enjoyed our visit and I want to thank you for stopping by. I pray that you know the peace of the Lord. Blessings to all of you.