Ephesians 3:20-21 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us. Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen
Have you ever really thought about what you are doing when you are praying? If we are praying according to Scripture (and we should be!), we are asking that God’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven. We are asking for God to work through us according to His will. When we pray according to Scripture, we are asking God for help to do what God wants us to do so that God would receive the glory. Too often our prayers are asking God for help to do our will so that we would receive glory. Jesus taught his disciples to pray differently than that.
When we pray selfishly, the object of our prayers is to get an answer so that we will no longer have to pray for that need again. When we pray desiring to give God the glory for all that He has done for us, we pray expectantly – yes- but our object becomes to continue in prayer. Praying in dependence on Him, to do His will, and giving Him the glory in return.
Pastor David Bragg