Wrong Heart to Prayer

Wrong Heart to Prayer

by Dale Lennon - Helensvale Campus Pastor
This Week we have been praying for revival as churches across QB (Queensland Baptists).
I have been greatly encouraged seeing the names of the churches involved and the solidarity to do this together. Can I encourage us if we haven’t already to set aside time to pray for revival this week and we make it a priority.

Let us pray that across the campuses of CrossLife we would see many new people come to faith in the coming weeks and months and, as we talked last Sunday across our campuses, that we would see the Baptism of the Holy Spirit as people are brought into the family of God!
The devotions that have been provided for the prayer week have highlighted the authority of Jesus and our trust in Him.

I think that there is no greater example of our trust in Jesus and His authority than in our approach to prayer. Prayer is in itself submitting ourselves to God, although we do know that scripture teaches us we can come to prayer with the wrong passions or motives.

In the book of James it says in chapter 4:1-3:
What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.

This passage is about more than just prayer, it highlights the struggle with sin in the human condition. Though it also highlights neglecting to ask God or asking God with the wrong motives. This week let us examine ourselves, our passions and motives and come before the Lord trusting His authority as we ask Him for revival.
Let us pray heartily and with gusto, but most importantly for the right reasons and with the right motives knowing it is all about Him.

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