Lord, Teach Us to Pray
“Ye shall ask what ye will….”
This solves the mystery of what we should pray for. If we are abiding in Jesus, we shall ask what He wants us to ask whether we are conscious of doing so or not. “Ye shall ask what ye WILL,” i.e., what your will is IN. The meaning of prayer is that we recognize we are in the relationship of the child to his father. “Your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.” When once we realize that we can never think of anything our Father will forget, worry becomes impossible. Beware of getting into a panic. Panic is bad for the natural heart, and it is destructive to the spiritual life. “Let not your heart be troubled”--it is a command. Are we in the habit of constantly requesting, of continually talking to Jesus about everything? Where we go in the time of trial proves what the great underlying power of our lives is.
Oswald Chambers, “The Complete Works of Oswald Chambers,” Discovery House Publishers, 2000, p. 953.