By Greg Laurie
“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.”
The purpose of prayer is not getting our will in Heaven. Rather, it’s getting God’s will on earth.
Imagine for a moment that you’re in a little boat not far from a dock. You throw out your rope, secure it to the dock, and then pull yourself in. Now, are you pulling the dock toward your boat, or are you pulling your boat to the dock? It’s the latter, of course.
In the same way, God is like that dock, and we need to get aligned with Him in our prayers. And the closer we align ourselves with His will, the more that we’ll see our prayers answered in the affirmative.