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    What thing is to be received?

    As we pray about specific issues, we can ask in faith for the Father's will to be received about how we should pray.

    Can anyone understand the above sentence? What thing is to be received?

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    Re: What thing is to be received?

    Basically, it is asking for God to express his will about how people should pray rather than deciding themselves, so the thing to be received is the way he wants them to pray.


    (I think- I am not religious and there may be other interpretations)

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    Re: What thing is to be received?

    My second question is:
    Since the thing to be received is the Father's will about how we should pray, then by whom is it to be received ?
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    Re: What thing is to be received?

    By the person asking, i.e. the person at prayer.

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    Re: What thing is to be received?

    The logic seems rather circular. If I'm not supposed to pray until I hear from God as to how I am to pray, which I think I would receive in prayer... well, where does it start?

    I've never read before that we're supposed to wait for God to tell us how to pray.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: What thing is to be received?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    The logic seems rather circular. If I'm not supposed to pray until I hear from God as to how I am to pray, which I think I would receive in prayer... well, where does it start?

    I've never read before that we're supposed to wait for God to tell us how to pray.
    I agree. I suppose what it actually means is that you should ask God to give you guidance as to how to best approach him. In time, you should become better at it.

    It's my best guess.

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    Re: What thing is to be received?

    It's an example of the sort of fuzzy thinking that is not uncommon in writing on faith, popular philosophy, self-help, mysticism.

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