This post is not intended to be a statement nor to open the door for endless pages of argument. Rather, it's to seek your sincere input. We are told of being likened to a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. If it wasn't for the Grace and Love of our Lord we all could be on Skid Row. In short..., we aren't much. Nothing to brag about anyway. Nothing to write home about. The Lord knows what we need before we do. He provides what we need before we ask for it but He desires that we ask for it. At the same time the sun shines on the unjust as it does on the just. God blesses everyone. Usually, we ask for what we want. For sure, we don't know how to pray. We don't really know what to say but should be saying, "...not my will Lord but thine will be done" but we most always get it all wrong. Can we pray and ask for a revival in our churches? Of course. Then why don't see revival? We can pray for another but never see any change in their life? Why not? We prayed and we asked but received nothing. "...Oh, well, it just isn't God's will right now." ...give me a break. That's a cop out. Who do we think we are..., outside of a vapor that is. He knows what we need and want all the while waiting for us to ask for it. Me thinks we ask amiss? Then, when we do ask and see no results it all become frustrating. It does appear to me that all answered prayer originates..., from Heaven. Our Lord impresses upon our hearts and minds what to pray for and then He provides. If He doesn't impress us we don't ask to begin with. We're reminded in church to pray for brother so and so, or for this situation or for that..., and usually we see no results. Did our Lord impress upon our hearts and minds to pray for so and so..., or did we come up with that idea to begin with? Over the years great revivals have come and gone but not because a bunch of folks just one day decided to pray and ask for revival. No, the Lord impressed His own to ask for a revival and He provided..., but the revival was not from the prayers of man..., but was from Heaven first. Psalms 28:1-5, in my opinion, refers to unanswered prayer and the frustration over such. Verse 6, it's indicated that finally the author's prayer was answered. Verse 7, details great rejoicing. Verse 8, reference is made to "their strength" and verse 9 apparently referring to the Nation. The human race is in a cycle. A cycle that we cannot break out of or understand. We ask..., and get not. He impresses..., we ask..., we get. He knows before we do. We ask amiss. We motor on down the road considering ourselves smarter than Lassie when in fact..., we're but a vapor inside the realm of our Lord and if it wasn't for Him..., we would be lost without hope. I often think we, as believers, assume too much credit. We have nothing to offer but praise. I consider praise as a prayer.