"God wants to get us out of the habit of results-oriented prayer."
This past week, my friends and I met for session 6 of Beth Moore's Bible study, Jesus, the One and Only. This study has been such a great addition to my Lenten journey this year. This session in particular focused on our Lord's prayer.
When I heard Beth say the quote above, it convicted my heart! So often, the focus of my prayers is what I want from God... whether it's petitions for people I know and love or for myself. I quickly skip to the part where I tell God what I want HIM to do for ME. Wow. How can prayer, which is a good practice, so easily bring out my selfish nature? It's really humbling to think about!