The Reality of Prayer (Reading Notes)

“Praying in Jesus’ name is not some kind of magical password that can be used indiscriminately to get our way. Prayer in Jesus’ name is effective only when we are praying in a manner that is both consistent with our relationship to Christ and God’s will. Prayer involves adjusting and even relinquishing our expectations and plans to the will of the Father.” (David Alan Black, 7 Marks of a New Testament Church)