“and whatever we ask, we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight” (1 John 3:22).
Ever found yourself in a conversation, think marriage, where the thought crossed your mind, “I think we are on different pages.” The same thing occurs in the life of faith. On the subject of prayer, talking with God, many are drawn to verses that highlight the asking and receiving, while neglecting the parts about obedience and pleasing God. Good communication occurs when both parties understand one another clearly. When on the same page with God, prayerful communication shifts from my want of things to a desire for His glory, and His will be done.