When Prayer Disappoints

September 13, 2007

“When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives…” – James 4:3

You’ll find little argument from people about the importance of prayer. Most people pray. Everyone needs it. But the reality is, prayer is often disappointing. We don’t get the results we desire. Let me share with you why: It’s found in the Bible, in the book of James. “You ask and do not receive because you ask selfishly.”

Prayer is not so much about asking God for what we want. It’s about finding out what He wants and finding the strength to do it. Selfish prayers disappoint. Prayers to get to know God, to find strength and to do His will, bring tremendous results–sometimes even supernatural results. This kind of praying is powerful because you get plugged into the ultimate power source–the God of the universe.

How’s your prayer life? Fulfilling or disappointing? Remember your motive, for your heart is the key. Why don’t you take a moment right now and talk with God for the purpose of seeking His will. You’ll be pleased with the results!