Rabbi Schneider — Desperation and Faith
God bless you and Shalom, beloved. I'm excited about today's important broadcast as we examine Prayers that Resonate with God, focusing today on Jacob's prayer to the Father to bless him. Stay tuned for this important broadcast.
Welcome today's edition of Discovering the Jewish Jesus. We're in a very important series right now that I'm calling Prayers that Resonate with God. This is now the third part of the series. It's very important because we are examining the prayers prayed in the Bible by the patriarchs that walked so closely with God, by the apostles in the New Testament.
We're looking at their prayers and we're seeing how God answered their prayers. The reason, beloved, that this series is so close to my heart is because we can have confidence that when we know that the prayers that we're praying move God's heart, that they're according to his will, we then can pray with extreme confidence knowing that God both hears these prayers and will answer these prayers.
You see, a lot of times when people pray, they're praying at a very superficial level. And because they're praying at a superficial level, their prayers have little power. Sometimes people actually pray for things that are outside of God's will. So it's very important to pray according to the will of God.
You see, the New Testament tells us that if we ask anything according to his will, we know that he both hears us and that the prayers that we're requesting are being answered.
And so by looking once again at the prayers that were prayed by the patriarchs, that the prayers that were prayed by David and the other writers of Scripture, these ones that walk closely with God, these ones that God loved, we know that when we're praying for similar types of things, we know then that God hears us, that these prayers move his heart, and we can be confident that these prayers are being answered even now.