What are Your *Real* Motives for Prayer?

After reading a daily devotional from Oswald Chamber’s “My Utmost for His Highest” I have come to ask myself some important questions.

Spiritual lust causes me to demand an answer from God, instead of seeking God Himself who gives the answer.

What is my motive for prayer?

Do I pray because I want something from God?

Or because I desire to draw closer to Him and have the Truth revealed to me?

Am I praying because I long to be in His will, crave to learn what He has to say (His truths)?

What is more important to me:
What I am saying and wanting?
Or what He has to say and His desires?

Is my prayer about my will or His will?

When praying, what am I hoping or trusting God will do?

That is a burning question I really should ask myself every time I pray. Just exactly WHY am I praying?

What are my motives? What am I expecting to get out of my time of prayer?

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S.O. Brennan is the Director of
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