Prayer is probably one of our most underutilized gifts from God.  Think about the people you would do anything for–maybe your spouse, child, or best friend. What would prevent you from doing anything they asked, wanted, or needed? Would it be your capability to do what they ask? Or perhaps, your knowledge about whether it would be good for them? There is nothing God is incapable of giving or doing, and He is infinitely more knowledgeable about what is good for us.  

Jesus made some astounding statements about prayer:

“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” (Mark 11:24

“You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.” (John 14:14)  

Wow! If we KNOW He is capable of answering our prayers AND that He loves us—how do we take Him up on His remarkable promises? 

As I was asking myself this question, God asked me one: “Do you trust someone you don’t know to meet your deepest needs?” The light went on inside my heart. I don’t pray as I should because I don’t know God well enough to trust Him. Furthermore, because I don’t know Him well enough, my prayers are misguided—not prayed as Jesus taught, “thy will be done;” rather, I pray for MY will to be done. This fired me up because I realized that I was the only reason I was not engaging the power of God in my prayer life! I was the culprit in the crime of underutilizing the power of prayer!

It drove me to seek God more earnestly and honestly.

The better I know Him, the more I trust His love and the greater extent to which I engage the power of prayer. There is no doubt that God is powerful enough to do anything, that He loves me more than anyone else does, and that He wants to give me immeasurable joy. Knowing this makes it natural to pray for everything in “His will.” I know He wants what is best for me on an infinitesimally greater scale than I want what is best for those I love!  

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