The ultimate aim of prayer is that God will be glorified, no matter the outcome. The purpose for prayer is not to conform God to your way of seeing things. The purpose for prayer is to conform you to the kingdom, power, and glory of God. When you learn to seek God’s kingdom, depend on God’s power, and live for God’s glory, that’s when God’s blessing begins to flow into your life.
“Not to us, Lord, not to us
but to your name be the glory,
because of your love and faithfulness.” Psalm 115: 1
What did God say to you as you read today’s Bible passage?
What word or phrase was most meaningful to you?
How does it apply to your life?
This is where you turn your thoughts into prayer. It could be a prayer of gratitude or praise. It could be a prayer of confession or a request for God’s help. It’s up to you. But take a minute to write a prayer of response to God.