- Be sure you pray for nothing that is disagreeable to the Will of God, or that is not for the good of yourself or others, or for the honor of God.
- Be careful that poor judgment, or carnal desires, or passions do not corrupt your prayers and turn them into sin.
- Be especially careful that your judgments and desires be sound and holy before you offer them up to God in prayer. For it is a most vile abuse of God to beg of Him to do the devil’s work.
Note: Tips for Prayer is adapted from Richard Baxter’s Practical Religion, chapter 23. Richard Baxter was a prolific writer and a prominent pastor in the 1600s. The Practical Works of Richard Baxter is a treasure trove of almost 1,000 pages, covering many useful topics relating to Christian living.
About Molly Evert
Writer Molly Evert is a wife and homeschooling mom to 6 kids, who range in age from 2 to 18. She runs an educational website, My Audio School (http://www.myaudioschool.com), providing access to the best in children's audio literature. She also blogs at CounterCultural Mom (http://www.counterculturalmom.com) and CounterCultural School (http://www.counterculturalschool.com).
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