The Daily Nosh – James 4:3
You ask and you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives so you may spend it on your passions. (TLV) James 4:3
Nosh: God looks at our hearts’ motivations before granting our prayer requests. A self-centered request – one that benefits only ourselves – increases the likelihood that God will not positively respond to our request. However, this verse infers that God loves to answer prayer requests that are not only a blessing to ourselves but are genuinely intended to bless and enrich others as well. Selfless prayers with generous intentions are divine attention-getters.