Prayer: True Faith Active In Your Life

“Prayer requires faith: believing in God, trusting in God, and placing our expectations in God…. Do you exercise faith in Christ when you pray (John 14:1)? Do you trust in His person and mediatorial work, looking for Him to meet all your needs as your Prophet, Priest, and King? Do you rest in His natures, states, and benefits as inseparable from your salvation? Are you concerned for the cause of Christ’s kingdom, the promotion of His Name and His truth, that these may shape your own desires and purposes, and consume your time and energy? God’s will becomes primary and your will becomes secondary when true faith is active in your life. A living faith will generate heartfelt desires to be conformed to His will” (James W. Beeke and Joel R. Beeke, Developing a Healthy Prayer Life, 7-8).