THE CONDITION OF PRAYER
"Whatsoever ye shall
ask in My name," said Christ to His disciples, "I will do
it." But there is a condition to be observed here. Jesus signified
Himself as 'Saviour' and He is a Saviour not only when He does what we ask,
but when He does not answer our prayers since if He sees us asking what is
contrary to our salvation, He answers by NOT granting our request, thus
acting as a true Saviour.
For the physician knows
what is beneficial to one's health and what is harmful. Therefore, when the
patient asks for things contrary to his health, the physician acts as a
saviour by not granting the harmful request. Then, when we ask in the name
of the Saviour, let us not ask anything contrary to our salvation.