July 25, 2024     12:45 pm
263. Week of Tenth Sunday after Trinity - Wednesday
What should we ask for in our prayers?
          Don't worry about anything, but in everything go to God, and pray to let Him know what you want, and give thanks.   Philippians 4:6
          What should we ask for in our prayers? - Dear Christian don't you see what God says? Instead of caring and fretting and worrying, make your request known to God in everything by prayer and supplication, thanking Him with all your heart for being your gracious God who desires your prayer. Ask God for everything in prayer. Nothing is excepted. You may ask God for the very greatest of things. Nothing is too great for Him to give. And you may ask God for the most trifling things. Nothing is too small or trifling for your dear, loving heavenly Father to consider. Above all things, however, ask God for the great and glorious spiritual blessings which are necessary for your spiritual welfare, for your eternal salvation. Every Christian knows that this is of prime importance. And also ask God for the temporal blessings which are necessary for the preservation of this life. But you must act as a loving child of God should, and not in presumptuous ignorance, possibly, ask God for things that conflict with the glory of God and with your temporal and spiritual welfare. Jesus said: "Whatever things you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them." (Mark 11:24) But can you truly believe that God will give you something that would not promote His divine glory nor your temporal and spiritual welfare? God's glory is advanced only when He gives us really good gifts. O Christian, do not worry about anything, but in everything, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your request be made known to God. But always retain a childlike mind, which firmly believes that God knows best what is truly good and wholesome for you. - We shall hear more of this tomorrow.
          PRAYER: - I thank You, my dear Heavenly Father, that through the gracious promise You have given, You rid me of each and every care, and tell me to call upon You, and to trust that You will give me what is best for me in time and eternity. Give to me, O kind Father, the Spirit of adoption, that I may confidently and joyfully entrust my fate entirely to You, always looking up to You, always calling upon You; for You are my most gracious God through Jesus Christ, my Saviour. Amen.

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