Sometimes, it seems as we are confused in our prayers.
On the other hand we are asking Lord to fulfill all of our needs – and on the other hand we are complaining about our lack.
I have thought, if this has results to ”answers” to our prayers.
But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. (James 1: 5-7, NKJV)
Lord, teach us to pray, asked the disciplined of Jesus.
Have you ever thought how positive actually The Lord´s Prayer is?
The Lord´s Prayer magnifies Our Father in Heaven:
Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.
Then we may find some crusial points of prayer: Daily bread, forgiving our debts/sins and saving from temptations/delivery from the evil one.
And once more giving glory and power to Lord.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.
There isn´t any negativity or complaining attached to these prayers.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Phil 4: 6-7, NKJV)
Originally published on 8th December 2015