Prayer is often misunderstood. God is not a ‘gimmee’ God, rather than getting things from God, we should be trying to see things God’s way, doing things God’s way.
God is not our slave, but he is our Saviour and when we hear and obey him, our life is much smoother.
God doesn’t have a timetable or an agenda that we set. Instead, we learn patience as we wait on him. Believe it or not, we pray just so that we can just spend time with him.
We don’t get to tell him when to move or how high to jump. That’s his job. We do get to be his friend and enjoy conversations and share feelings and emotions.
“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. (Matthew 6:5, NIV)
Prayer- Lord, give us a deeper perspective on prayer, Lord, as we pray. Amen.