Sometimes I have a hard time figuring out if what I’m praying for is the will of God. How can I know for sure?

One very important prayer-time companion is your Bible so that you can read what the Word says about what you’re praying about. For example, if you’re praying for patience with someone or something, read what God has to say about patience. If you are talking to God about depression or anxiety, read about His promises to bring comfort.

The best way to find God’s will on any subject is to look to the Bible. So have one handy, along with a topical reference, so you’ll know for sure you’re biblically informed when it comes to prayer.

Warren Olson