Verses 14-15 are an interesting set of verses, 14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us–whatever we ask–we know that we have what we asked of him. Notice that the emphasis is on “His will”, not on ours. We should never approach God with the demands we have of Him, but rather we should discuss plans He has for us. If we align our prayers and requests to His will, He will listen to us, which allows us to approach Him with confidence.