Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss—
Let us learn to pray aright, as well as to
labor and to hope aright; and in order to do so let us
be swift to hear, slow to speak, swift to hearken to the
Word of the Lord and to the lessons which He has already given us,
and to His method of instructing us and guiding us and
blessing us. Let us be slow to tell Him what our
preferences are; indeed let us seek to attain that
development of Christian character which will permit us
always not to seek our own wills, but the will and way of
our Father in
Psa. 27:8; 66:18; 84:11; Prov. 1:28-30; 8:17;
Isa. 59:2; Heb. 4:16; 11:6; John 14:13,14; 15:7; 16:23,
24; Jas. 1:5,6; 5:16, —18; Gen. 32:26; 1.John 5:14, 15;
Luke 18:1; Jer.11:11; 14:12;15:1;29:13; Ezek.
8:18; Mic.3:4;Rom. 8:26, 27; Matt. 7:7-11.