RESPONSIBILITY OF PRAYER
James 4:3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
WE NEED FOR GOD TO BE THE FOCUS OF OUR PRAYER LIFE
Solomon could have asked for greatness and riches but instead he asked for wisdom to rule God's people. God gave Him all of them because he did not ask selfishly.
We are much like the little boy who was praying for certain gifts for his birthday in a very loud voice. His brother told him, "You don't have to pray so loudly, God is not hard of hearing."
"No," his brother said, "But grandma is."
Another little boy, when asked if he prayed every day said, "No, I don't want something every day."
We should not pray selfishly, even though it is alright to ask God for things. Just remember that God knows what is good for you and He knows your heart better than you do.
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