Scripture tells us in Philippians 4:6: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Let’s be clear about one thing: God knows better than I do what I need and how best to deliver it. Yet, I’ve learned over the years that specificity in prayers is something that is bolsters my faith. Even though He knows better than we do what we need, I think one of the reasons He tells us to pray confidently and specifically is so we can see the evidence first-hand that He hears and answers. In other words, ask, seek, and knock.
- Andrea G. Schwartz
Andrea Schwartz is Chalcedon’s family and Christian education advocate, and the author of eight books including: A House for God: Building a Kingdom-Driven Family, The Biblical Trustee Family: Understanding God’s Purpose for Your Household, Empowered: Developing Strong Women for Kingdom Service, Woman of the House: A Mother’s Role in Building a Christian Culture, and The Homeschool Life: Discovering God’s Way to Family-Based Education. She’s also the co-host of the Out of the Question podcast, the Chalcedon podcast, and has an active teaching schedule with women and high schooled students.. She can be reached at [email protected].