Learn To Pray Not Because You Need Something
For you to learn to pray not because you need something is probably one of the more difficult things to learn how to do as a Christian. I think I am pretty disciplined when it comes to prayer and Bible study, but there are times when things feel a lot more pressing than usual, and I am praying for the things I want instead of for the things I am commanded to pray about.
The Bible tells me to pray for my enemy and to love him or her. The Bible tells me to pray for leaders and all people in authority. The Bible tells me to pray at all times, with all kinds of prayer, without ceasing…and I have to admit…sometimes that is really hard. I have pressing issues. Don’t you?
Life can really back us into a corner sometimes…but it’s possible to learn to pray not because we need something but because we truly and sincerely love the Lord and want to be in right relationship with Him. Don’t pray selfishly. Pray to become more like Him…
I Am Learning To Pray With The Right Motivation
I have to daily challenge myself to pray not because I need something but rather because I love the Lord and I want to be obedient to His commands. Here are some of the areas where I fall down the most:
- Money. Self explanatory
- My marriage…and more specifically, my husband. I just want him to “do better” without having to work too too hard on myself. I know I am not the only one who does this! lol!
- All kinds of other, selfish desires
I Need To Learn To Pray Not Because I Need Something
If we are just honest, we are always driven to pray about the things we want. Not all of our desires are horrible and selfish, but I believe that the higher way is to pray for others and to pray to be made daily in His image. If we seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, all the other things we need will be added unto us.
Learn to pray not because you need something but because you really love the Lord and want to obey Him. It might be hard to do at first, but with practice, it will get easier, and we will be more able to honor Him with our daily lives. I pray that this article has been a blessing to you.
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