I have heard and seen many people, especially these days, pray to get things from God.
As children called and saved by God, we should have a different heart approach to God in prayer. We need to realise that we are mere creatures under the authority of the Creator. How humbling it is to think of our powerful God inclining his ear to our prayers. As we pray, we commune with our holy, perfect, and righteous God. God even knows what we need before we ask him (Matthew 6:8). These thoughts should drive us to praise and give glory to God as we pray.
These are some thoughts of what our heart position should be as we pray.
We should pray with:
- adoration (Psalm 27:4);
- repentance and confession (Psalm 51);
- gratitude and thanksgiving (Philippians 4:6; Colossians 1:12); and
- intercession and prayers for others (2 Thessalonians 1:11; 2:16).
Let us work together in growing a healthy rhythm of prayer life.