Your Father knows what you need before you ask him…(Matthew 6:8)
I struggle with prayer.
Conceptually and practically.
Most of those struggles are probably because I put unwarranted credence on my feelings at any given prayer moment. If I don’t feel a tangible groaning, or a burning in my chest, or goosebumps on my neck, then my prayers must have been rendered ineffective. Right? If I voice my prayer simply and without a series of major spiritual manifestations then certainly my appeals never made it past the bedroom ceiling. Right?
I am submitting to the awful doctrine that unless my prayer experience “feels” right to me, then God is impotent to answer them. In a twisted way, that is putting emotional subjectivism on the throne and kicking a Sovereign King off of it.
On top of this, Matthew 6:8 raises a different objection in the conscientious Christian:
God already knows what we will ask, so why…
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