Ask, seek, knock.
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.” Matthew 7:7-8
Our confidence in prayer is not in our capacity for communication or even our desperation.
Our confidence in prayer is drawn from the character of the one to whom we ask, seek, and knock.
Jesus says of Him,
“…If you then who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him.” Matthew 7:11
Jesus reveals what the Father is like through His life, His teaching, and the Cross.
Confidence in prayer grows as we experience the grace of His answers.
Confidence in prayer never grows though unless we ask, seek, and knock during the seasons and days of our lives.