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When you pray do you seek His Face or His Hand?

In most of our praying we are not seeking God’s Face, but rather seeking His hand, looking for God to provide something for us. While Jesus instructed us to pray,

“Give us today our daily bread.”

(Matt 6:11 NIV)

I believe He intended our prayers to become something more than a presentation of our “shopping list” of needs and wants. If that’s all we pray about, it is no wonder that we become disappointed with God and disinterested in prayer because God does not always give us what we ask for.

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