Post Author: Bill Pratt
It is not to get what we want, but what God wants.
It is not to convince God to change his mind, but for him to change our minds.
It is not to have our will done in heaven, but for God to have his will done on earth.
Prayer is the means by which we praise God for who he is, ask him for forgiveness, and thank him for everything he’s given us.
We are to bring all of our concerns to him, but we know that what we want is not always best for us or for anyone else. That’s why Jesus said, “Not my will, but yours,” when he was praying to the Father.
As my wife likes to say, God is not a genie in a bottle. He doesn’t operate by our commands. He has a long-term plan for the earth and all its inhabitants.
When we pray, we’re not trying to change his plans. He is changing ours.