Important Ask

today's reading James 4:2 

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"You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask." James 4:2 

Do you ever wonder why things haven't turned out like you had thought or hoped? Well one possible reason is that you haven't asked God. I know I'm guilty of that. I get busy and involved in "doing" and instead of stopping and taking time to ask God for help or guidance, I just push forward. There are even times when I find myself thinking, Well, God knows what I'm thinking. I know it's stupid on my part, but yet, it happens. Maybe you've done the same thing? 

So how do we combat falling into a casual attitude about prayer? Any thoughts on things we can do to help us make sure we're bringing all of our requests before God? Tami W.

P.S. This week on Back to the Bible, Dr. Kroll is taking a look at God answering our prayers. The series is called Why Doesn't God Answer My Prayers? We'd love for you to join us.

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