One of the great thoughts of scripture, and certainly needed in leadership, is the confidence of God answering our prayers.
I have heard several quote the popular song that thanked God for unanswered prayers. I have also heard it said that sometimes God just says no.
When David writes this Psalm, he claims “On the day I called, You answered me; You made me bold with strength in my soul.”
How can we have the confidence to make this kind of claim in our relationship today?
1) Pray in keeping with God’s will (James 4:15; 1 John 5:14).
2) Ask in faith (Matthew 21:22; James 1:5-8).
3) Pray at all times without losing heart / be persistent (Luke 18:1-8; 1 Thessalonians 5:17).
4) Without being anxious and by giving thanks in everything (Philippians 4:6)
5) Be devoted to prayer (Colossians 4:2).
The list continues throughout the Bible to assist us in learning how to pray, what to pray for, and the confidence we can have through these avenues.
Of all people, leaders must demonstrate they are people of prayer.