“This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.”-{1 John 5:14-15}. We need to remember that God answers prayers “according to His Will.” And where do we find out what His will is? According to His Word!

But what about when there is NOT a clear reference to His will on a matter, we look for principles pertaining to the matter, and when we don’t know what to pray then what do we need to remember? “Now in the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know what to pray for as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.“-{Romans 8:26-27}. The Holy Spirit intercedes or us “according to the will of God.” We are not left alone, or abandoned in our moment of difficulty, perplexity we have an ADVOCATE, The Holy Spirit of God interceding for you “according to the will of God!”

What about when we DO KNOW what to do in a difficult situation that in and of ourselves we would not choose, BUT like our LORD Jesus we can CHOOSE to follow His example as He SUBMITTED HIS WILL, “According to the Will of God,” for Him when He prayed, ” Going a little farther, He fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as You will…“Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. Glorify Your Name.”-{ Matt 26:29;John 12:27-28}.


  1. REMEMBER that God answers your prayers “According to His Will.”As revealed in His Word. Know His Word!
  2. REMEMBER when you don’t know how to pray in a situation that The HOLY SPIRIT prays for you “According to the will of God.”
  3. REMEMBER when you arrive at a painful, difficult, situation, that you would not choose in and of yourself naturally, then choose to follow the example of Jesus you submit your will “according to the will of God,” to the Father, and pray,” Not my will but Your will be done.”
  4. REMEMBER the ultimate Goal in prayer is “Father… GLORIFY YOUR NAME.” The Glory of God which is that all things be “according to the will of God,” comes in the matter for which you are praying for!
  5. REMEMBER when you learn or are reminded of a truth it is to ask the LORD to work in you and through you ALSO So you can reach out and SHARE TO HELP OTHERS, in this case, that they too would know and the Holy Spirit could help teach, remind, equip them to REMEMBER that when they too pray that the purpose is that they Pray in SUBMISSION to and with the clearly defined objective be “According to the will of God!”


How many times do you come to hear in order to GROW and also to GIVE truth to OTHERS to encourage their growth in Grace? Look to help others!

Hope this encourages you to know you can and have help to pray “ACCORDING TO THE WILL OF GOD!”

God bless, Learning and relearning along with you to pray with hope, “according to the will of God,”