God never intended for you to wear yourself out in prayer just to get Him to do something for you. As a matter of fact, He never asked you to pray so He could do whatever it is you're asking for, because there's nothing He hasn't already done for you. He has asked us not to pray like the heathen, using vain repetitions. Why? It's because He already knew everything you'd ever need and made them available to you, even before you came on the scene.
So, why then does He want you to pray? The reason for prayer is to get you synchronised with God's will and destiny for your life. The privilege and opportunity granted us to pray in the Holy Ghost and groan in the Spirit is to help position us in God's place, in God's time, for God's purpose and in God's way.
As a Christian, it is important for you to know that God has predestined your life for glory. God pre-ordained your life according to His purpose, for a specific assignment. It behooves you, as a child of God, to locate yourself in that divine plan. So, as you spend time to fast and pray, do so with understanding. Make it a time of fellowship; a moment of divine ecstasy and intimate worship of the Lord, in spirit and in truth.
Really, what would you ask of someone who already gave you everything? According to the provisions of the Gospel, there's nothing that you'd like to have today that you don't already have. The Bible says all things are yours (1 Corinthians 3:21). When you know this, it becomes really superfluous and even foolish to start asking God for things. To locate yourself in God's plan, you should have a good knowledge of God's Word and understand the Scriptures. The reason many unwittingly walk in error or ask amiss when they pray is that they aren't acquainted with the Word of God. God's Word is His wisdom and light. As you study and meditate on it, it'll give you direction and guide your choices in line with God's plan for your life.
I get ashamed to ask God for anything; there's nothing for me to ask for. He already gave us all things in Christ Jesus. If you walk outside His plan, your motivation will be coloured by lesser values. Therefore, yield to the Holy Spirit and let Him help you locate yourself in God's dream. He'll see to it that whatever you need at every point is available to you, and that takes the stress out of your life.
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