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Prayer–Seeking God’s Will (2)

Matt 6:9  You then pray in this way: Our Father who is in the heavens, Your name be sanctified;  (10)  Your kingdom come; Your will be done, as in heaven, so also on earth.  (11)  Give us today our daily bread.  (12)  And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.  (13)  And do not bring us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
(Part 2 of 2)
A man of prayer is one whose many prayers before God are for the sake of His desire–for God to prosper, and for His will to be done. He does not seek his own prosperity, increase, enjoyment, or fulfillment. All he wants is God and God’s will; he is satisfied as long as God has a way to go on and accomplish His will.
Saints, only such a one is a man of prayer. …even when we pray concerning the food at breakfast, we should say to God, “O God, although we pray that You give us our daily bread, our prayer is not for our own sake, but for Your sake. We eat and drink because we want to live for You. Even when we pray for such an insignificant matter, our heart is still only for You, not for ourselves. We only want You and Your will, not our enjoyment and prosperity.”
Even in doing business, in teaching, and in other things, the principle is the same. You can say to God, “O God, bless this business not for our sake but for Your sake. We are praying here in order that this business may prosper and make some profit, but this is not for ourselves but for Your kingdom.”

Therefore, brothers and sisters, whatever we pray for, we must be able to tell God, “O God, I am praying for this matter for Your sake and for Your kingdom’s sake — I only care for You and Your will.” One who can pray thus is a man of prayer. Here we must be examined and tried by God. Apparently we are just praying to God for something and asking Him to bring it to pass unto us, but do we realize that our prayers are tests, testing where we stand?

Thought of the day:

A man of prayer is one whose many prayers before God are for the sake of His desire–for God to prosper, and for His will to be done. He does not seek his own prosperity, increase, enjoyment, or fulfillment. All he wants is God and God’s will; he is satisfied as long as God has a way to go on and accomplish His will.

Confession:

Oh Lord, From today i will purpose to pray your will even in the details of my daily life affairs. I will consider the Will of your kingdom over my desires. Amen!

Other Scripture Reading:

Acts 21:14; Daniel 4:35; Hebrews 13:21; Psalms 40:8

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