When the disciples asked Jesus how to pray, he said pray IN CONFIDENCE…
One of our biggest problems, when it comes to prayer, is that we do not pray in confidence. We pray with low expectations, if any. Sometimes, we carefully craft our prayers so we can’t be disappointed if they are not answered. We say things like, ‘If it’s your will, please..’ or ‘We know that the situation is hopeless but please help us to cope…’
This is not how Jesus tells us to pray. He says pray and expect your prayers to be answered – ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
The way we approach prayer is a bit like a modern day person refusing to use electricity. All you have to do to access electricity is plug something in and you get all kinds of wonderful things – like toasted bread, boiling hot water, the football scores and Netflix.
We need to retrain ourselves to think of prayer as being more like electricity.
We don’t say, ‘Am I good enough to switch my toaster on?’ or ‘Have I yearned long enough and deep enough to deserve the right to put the kitchen lights on?’
Let’s start praying with the same confidence that we have when we charge our mobile phones. Let’s expect God to be there, let’s expect to connect with Him and let’s expect something wonderful to happen!
Posted by Martine Oborne