“For the Lord will rebuild Zion and appear in his glory. He will respond to the prayer of the destitute; he will not despise their plea.” (Ps. 102:16,17).
Notice that your confidence in prayer is: God will respond to your prayer and rebuild, restore, and revive that which you have lost. At the end of prayer there should be rest, confidence, and assurance of victory. Prayer nullifies the power of the enemy and enforces the will of God.
Key aspects to answered prayers:
1) Faith. Have faith in God, in His ability and willingness to answer your prayers.
2) Knowledge. Seek for the will of God and pray accordingly.
3) Persistence. “Pray continually.” (1 Thes. 5:17). Do not give up.
4) Thanksgiving. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (Phil. 4:6). Do not worry.
5) Assurance. John’s prayer for the believers is still God’s will for you. “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” (3 John 2).
Pray confidently. Praise expectantly. Believe unwaveringly. Your God is faithful.
My confidence is in God that He hears me when I pray and will answer in His perfect timing.
Read the Bible in One Year: Isaiah 47-49; 1 Thessalonians 4.