This is the confidence that we have toward Him, that, no matter what it is that we ask according to His will, He hears us.—1 John 5:14.
Our prayers must be accompanied by a sense of confidence, or trust, in Jehovah God, the Supreme Being, the only true and almighty God. He gives special attention to the earnest prayers of his worshipers. Just knowing that is comforting. (Phil. 4:6) Faithful Christians should never feel shy, unworthy, or lacking in confidence when approaching Jehovah in prayer. True, when we are disappointed in ourselves or are overwhelmed with problems, we might not always be inclined to approach Jehovah in prayer. On such occasions we do well to remember that Jehovah “shows pity upon his own afflicted ones” and that he “comforts those laid low.” (Isa. 49:13; 2 Cor. 7:6) It is especially in times of anguish and distress that we need to turn confidently to our heavenly Father (troughh His Son Jesus Christ) as our fortress.