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?