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Praying Prayers that God Wants to Hear

October 20, 2019 Season 1 Episode 24
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Praying Prayers that God Wants to Hear
Oct 20, 2019 Season 1 Episode 24
Fr. Brian Garrison, Proper 24

Have you ever thought about whether or not we are praying prayers that matter to God? 

 I know that all of our prayers are important to God because he deeply loves and cares about us.  And yes, God answers every prayer that we pray.  Sometimes his answer is yes, sometimes his answer is no, and still other times he says wait a while.  

But have you ever considered what God thought about the prayers you have prayed or perhaps what does God think about the prayers you may refuse to pray.

As a parent, you don’t mind your children asking for things that you know you won’t give them.  It is okay for them to ask and it is okay for you to say no. 

But when your child asks for something that you desire to give them or show them it becomes so much more enjoyable, doesn’t it.  You find that your heart begins to rejoice over them and you become eager to give them even more than they asked for.

What would happen in our lives if we began praying prayers that matter to God?  Okay, I’ll concede and admit that might not be the best way to say it.  But what might happen if we began to pray with a little more sensitivity prayers that God would love to hear from his children?  

When was the last time you prayed that God would show you how to be the perfect husband or perfect wife instead of praying that your spouse would change?  When was the last time you ask God to show you how to be a model student or model employee instead of praying your teacher would go easy or your boss would let up?  

When was the last time you asked God to show how you needed to be reconciled to a child, a sibling, or a lost friend?  Instead of complaining that they will never appreciate what you were trying to do.

When was the last time you ask God to give strength and courage to do something you knew he was asking you to do instead of justifying away the very word of God for you?

When was the last time you asked God to convince your mind to tithe and give what you know God has asked for you to give instead of doing the same ole thing hoping it doesn’t really matter?

When was the last time your heart went out to the least, the last, and the lost not because of what they might bring to you, but because you understood it was God’s heart to be shared with them.

When we live with grateful hearts for Jesus we begin experience and intimate relationship with God and because of his love for us we hear his word different than before and know that what he says will bring a fruitful and fulfilling life and so we respond with love in return. 

Show Notes

Have you ever thought about whether or not we are praying prayers that matter to God? 

 I know that all of our prayers are important to God because he deeply loves and cares about us.  And yes, God answers every prayer that we pray.  Sometimes his answer is yes, sometimes his answer is no, and still other times he says wait a while.  

But have you ever considered what God thought about the prayers you have prayed or perhaps what does God think about the prayers you may refuse to pray.

As a parent, you don’t mind your children asking for things that you know you won’t give them.  It is okay for them to ask and it is okay for you to say no. 

But when your child asks for something that you desire to give them or show them it becomes so much more enjoyable, doesn’t it.  You find that your heart begins to rejoice over them and you become eager to give them even more than they asked for.

What would happen in our lives if we began praying prayers that matter to God?  Okay, I’ll concede and admit that might not be the best way to say it.  But what might happen if we began to pray with a little more sensitivity prayers that God would love to hear from his children?  

When was the last time you prayed that God would show you how to be the perfect husband or perfect wife instead of praying that your spouse would change?  When was the last time you ask God to show you how to be a model student or model employee instead of praying your teacher would go easy or your boss would let up?  

When was the last time you asked God to show how you needed to be reconciled to a child, a sibling, or a lost friend?  Instead of complaining that they will never appreciate what you were trying to do.

When was the last time you ask God to give strength and courage to do something you knew he was asking you to do instead of justifying away the very word of God for you?

When was the last time you asked God to convince your mind to tithe and give what you know God has asked for you to give instead of doing the same ole thing hoping it doesn’t really matter?

When was the last time your heart went out to the least, the last, and the lost not because of what they might bring to you, but because you understood it was God’s heart to be shared with them.

When we live with grateful hearts for Jesus we begin experience and intimate relationship with God and because of his love for us we hear his word different than before and know that what he says will bring a fruitful and fulfilling life and so we respond with love in return. 

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