Spirit & Truth # 187
“Teach Us to Pray: Our Daily Bread”
By Rev. Greg Smith
God wants us to ask for those things we need, but He wants us to want Him more. When you want a relationship with God more than you want all these things, you’ll get what you want most, with all the other things thrown in. When you want all the other things most, you won’t get either them or God. Let’s seek God first in prayer, and then “let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”[iii]
God wants to meet your needs. It’s not selfish to ask Him to care for you, but you might want to pray for the needs of others first. I suggest using the word “JOY” as a guide: Jesus first, Others second, Yourself last. This keeps your prayers in proper perspective.
I came across a story that I wanted to share with you. I hope it reminds you that God cares for your every need.
Things looked bleak for the children of George Muller's orphanage at Ashley Downs in