Life Application Topic - Prayer


There is agony in honest praying. Jesus has the courage and trust to be totally honest with himself and his beloved “Abba.” Therefore he is able to move from the cry of his heart that God take away the agony of the cross, to the cry of his heart that the will of his beloved “Abba” be accomplished in his life and death. Our prayers often begin with the cry of self-interest, “Save me from this” or “Give me that.” But loving and trusting God will always lead us to a cry of self-giving. “Not what I want but what you want.” This is prayer and life at its finest and fullest. -Wesley Study Bible pg 1231