Scripture calls us to pray with confidence and boldness (e.g., Heb. 4:16). However, persisting in sin and disobedience makes it hard for us to do this, for we understand that God’s answers to our prayers often are connected to our faithfulness. So, when we are unfaithful, we may be hesitant to ask great things of God. Seeking to obey the Lord, and repenting regularly when we fall short, allows us to pray with the humble boldness God wants from us.