Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
When the conditions of prayer are met, the Christian can have confidence that God will hear and answer. The assurance of answered prayer is based on the character of God.