Sustenance from the archives+: Pray

Sustenance from the archives+ (20)

Sometimes I confuse them –
my wants (my desire for something)
and my needs (what is essential, necessary, required for my wellbeing).

Sometimes I confuse them –
my wants
and my needs.
Thankfully, my Father never does.

And I have this assurance, “Your Father knows what you need
before you ask Him.” (Matthew 6:8).
And this instruction from the Word made flesh,

“Pray then, in this way:
Our Father, who is in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.

Your kingdom come,
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts, as we have forgiven our
debtors [letting go of both the wrong and the
resentment].

And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
[For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen]’”
(Matthew 5: 9-13, AMP)

I pray for wisdom to distinguish between my wants and my needs.
And for grace to be content with what You provide.
Choosing to believe that You give good gifts
and will meet every need
(and even some wants)
in Your perfect timing.


Today’s post is for Day 16 of the series, “Sustenance from the archives+,” that is part of the 31 Days Free Writes writing challenge. The prompt is, “Pray.” This post was originally published as “Five Minute Friday: Need,” on November 3, 2017. To read the post for Day 15 of the series, please click on the link below.

Day 15: When

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