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On how to pray

We so often turn to Matthew 6 when we are trying to understand what God wants from prayer but why not Philippians 1? Here’s what it says:

And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, sand so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. (Philippians 1:9-11)

Paul prays for the Philippians to essentially chase after holiness, not as a thing that is unattainable but as something they should actually be.

The best part, though, is that he points to the fact that the fruit of righteousness can only come through Jesus Christ and because of that the glory and praise must be God’s.