A Dividing Line for Prayer

There is a dividing line that determines the efficacy of prayer. It is the line between prayer that acknowledges the truth and prayer that seeks to improve the untrue.

The thoughts we think in our prayer, more than the words we say, express what we believe. If we believe real the conditions that make a human relationship unhappy, for example, we might think in our prayer of the promises of God's love for man, hoping that these promises will come true in our own experience.

If we believe a business venture we are praying for is dependent upon material factors, we might think in our prayer of how God governs all, while only hoping that through this prayer the material factors will improve.

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