attitude and prayer

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Submitted: July 25, 2016

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There once was a man who believed that he was poor. He had everything he needed and nothing he wanted. He had a regular house and a regular job. In his house he lived with a loving wife who he had made a loving family with. However their love didn’t stop the man from feeling miserable. He could be heard in the streets, complaining as he walked back from work. “I need a bigger house, I need a car, I need a better job.” He would complain. One day he met a priest who told him to pray if he really needed all those things. The man followed the priest advice and prayed. He prayed for the bigger house, the car, the better job and everything else which he felt would make his life less miserable. But after each prayer he would revert to his complaining tendencies. “Why don’t I get a bigger house? Why don’t I have a car? Why do I have a regular job?” He would ask in misery. His loving wife and loving family tried to comfort him, but it would never work. The man continued praying and complaining, and unfortunately after a few years he died. When he got to heaven he said to God, “Lord, I prayed to you during my time on earth, but you never blessed me with a bigger house, a car, even a better job. Why?” The Lord simply asked him. “Did you not have a loving wife?” asked the Lord. “Yes my Lord, she was loving.” He replied. “Did you not have a house where you lived with your loving family?” Asked the lord again. “Yes I was living in a home full of love, My Lord.” Replied the man. “And yet there is not one day on earth that you thanked me for the love they showed you. Instead all you did was complain about all that you didn’t have,” Said the voice of the Lord. “I could not bless you because of your ungratefulness, for if I did you probably wouldn’t have thanked me for them, rather you would’ve complained about not having an even bigger house, a better car and even a better job than the one I would’ve blessed you with.” So remember maybe it’s not because you are not praying right, but the reason your situation hasn’t changed is because you do not have the right attitude before and after you pray


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