4.Jesus prayed, “Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done."(Luke 22:42) 5.
We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.
-- OswaldChambers6.Prayer points us towards God’s will and way. As we release our worry,fear, pain and bitterness to Him in prayer, we’ll hear Him lovingly leadingus towards the Truth.B.Prayer deepens our intimacy with the Father.1.Just like any other relationship, the more time spent together, the deeper the relationship.a.Jesus
and yet He got away frequently to be alone with theFather.b.A few of the examples when Jesus
withdrew to pray
are found inMark 6:46; Luke 5:16, 6:12, 9:28.2.It may seem like a one way conversation if we treat our prayer life like avending machine:
Insert 3 prayers for a candy bar, 2 for chips and 1 for a pack of breathmints!
a.We disrespect God when we have the audacity to come to Him and tellHim what He needs to do!b.
What we usually pray to God is not that His will be done, but that Heapprove ours. --
Helga Bergold Grossc.Jesus gave the assurance that you can ...
ask whatever you wish,and it will be done for you.
BUT that statement can’t be disconnected from the first part of thesentence which says,
If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
3.Could it be that some of our prayers go unanswered because we spend allof our time
in Him and not ever
in Him?a.The difference is that when you
in Him and His word - Hisdesires become your desires.