Praying =/= Complaining

A quick thought (among some other good thoughts on prayer) from Sharlene:

“…that was not praying; it was complaining. They are not the same thing.”

Supplemental thought (which I’ve heard before but forgot where):  prayer request time is not gossip time, but sometimes Christians do their best to obscure the difference.

About Jon Gleason

Former Pastor of Free Baptist Church of Glenrothes
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2 Responses to Praying =/= Complaining

  1. ukfred says:

    I was taught that the acronym ACTS is a useful way to pray, Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving and Supplications, but like so many others i am so self-centred that is often more like ACTSSSSSSSSS. Oh that I could make my thoughts and desires more like My Father’s.

    • Jon Gleason says:

      Hi, Fred. One thing that helps me is to remember that I’m praying in Jesus’ name, and that means praying as His representative.

      But the day is coming when our thoughts and desires will be like His. I John 3:1-2.

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