“Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.” (James 4:3 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible)
Prayer should not be a casual thing that you do only when you need something quickly or find yourself in a jam. God looks at our hearts when we pray. He is not impressed by self-serving prayers. He looks at our motives.
Often when men go to war they want to procure the services of a man of the cloth to pray for them. Doesn’t matter that they don’t have a prayer life, they have their own agenda and have left God on the back burner and suddenly are in need.
A relationship with God makes praying easy. That’s when you can’t miss. James knew what he was talking about.
Prayer: Not my will, but thine be done Lord! Let my motives be pure before You. Prayer helps me go on every day that I live. Thank You, God for the avenue of prayer. Amen!
Devotion by Kaye Singleton