“What we usually pray to God is not that His will be done, but that He approve ours.”
— Helga Bergold Gross
Can we look at this carefully? Is that how we pray? Unfortunately, I’ve been too often guilty of asking God to approve my plans before I sat down and asked Him about His.
We share prayer requests. We ask for specific causes – healing, finances, relationships, employment. But did we ask God if that healing is our temporal idea of healing or His complete healing of our loved one in heaven?
We ask for finances, but are we in this financial place because here we have people to encourage and edify? Are we in this difficult relationship to be a means of bringing someone to God? Do we work where we work because our testimony is needed by our coworkers or our clients?
Let us resolve to find a quiet place, a holy space of time and silence in which to read His love letters to us and listen for His voice.