Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Some Thoughts on Prayer

Prayer is about God - not about us. Too often, when we pray, we are only concerned with our own wants and needs and wanting God to hear those things and take care of them. The desires that we bring to God in prayer need to be desires that have to do with His Glory, Purposes, and His Will.

It's very easy to say a prayer to God and ONLY talk about ourselves in that prayer. "please be with me... Please help me... Please give me... Please forgive me..." However, it's a little bit more difficult to say a prayer where we ONLY talk about God and His goodness.

Matthew 6:33, Jesus says, "Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you."

To "seek first" this Kingdom of God, it means that we lay aside our own demands and simply trust God to give us what we need. He knows what we want. He knows what we need - and He's going to take care of those things. In the meantime, we need to give Him the glory and praise He deserves.

Let's try to be less selfish when we pray and let's try to focus on what God wants us to be praying for.

1 comment:

  1. so very true; thank you for reminding us again;