“Prayer is not designed to inform God, but to give man a sight of his misery; to humble his heart, to excite his desire, to inflame his faith, to animate his hope, to raise his soul from earth to heaven, and to put him in mind that THERE is his Father, his country, and inheritance.” -Adam Clarke

Is your determination in prayer to get a gift of the Spirit for yourself or to get to know God better? Reflect on how you approach prayer as a whole, and take comfort in the fact that God’s desire for connection through prayer is full of life and hope and intimate love for you.