in the school of prayer - lesson twenty


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A straightforward lesson today, which needs no embellishment from me nor long-winded explaining:

THAT the Father may be glorified in the Son: it is to this end that Jesus on His throne in glory will do all we ask in His Name.  Every answer to prayer He gives will have this as its object:  when there is no prospect of this object being obtained, He will not answer.   It follows as a matter of course that this must be with us, as with Jesus, the essential element in our petitions:  the glory of the Father must be the aim and end, the very soul and life of our prayer.


So let us pray:

Dear Father,

May we live and work and pray for Your glory alone. 

Our hearts and intentions are full of wrong motives, of seeking our own glory and our own gain.  Cleanse us from such things, Lord.  Make Your glory and Your will our only passion, our only desire. 

Search us and know us, Father.  Reveal to us our own hearts.  We repent and we sit humbled and still before You. 

May Your kingdom come; may Your will be done; on earth as it is in heaven.

In Jesus' precious name,




 Next week I'll be sharing my thoughts from Lesson Twenty-One: ‘If Ye Abide In Me’ Or, The All-Inclusive Condition. I hope you'll join us.

Previous entries in this series can be found here:  Wednesday Prayer Series