What Are You Asking?
Mark 10:35-40 And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came up to him and said to him, "Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you"...
This week we've been considering prayer and looking at scriptures to uncover why sometimes, God doesn't answer our prayers. So far we've seen that God may not answer because we haven't asked Him for what we need. Other times we don't get an answer because we're not treating God like God or maybe it's because we're not treating God's Word well--we're not following God's instructions and commands. But there are still other things that can hinder or block receiving answers to our prayers--like asking God for the wrong things--which is exactly what we see in Mark 10:35-40.
So what did you learn from James and John's actions and behavior? What part does motivation play in getting an answer to prayer? Tami W.
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