An excerpt from “Bible.org” entitled, “Lesson 82: The Wrong And Right Way To Approach God (Luke 18:9-14)” by Stephen J. Cole, states: “If you exalt yourself by presenting your good works to God, you will be humbled on judgment day; but if you humble yourself now before God and plead for His mercy, you will be exalted into His presence on that day.” The article may be viewed at: Lesson 82: The Wrong and Right Way to Approach God (Luke 18:9-14) | Bible.org [Reflection is based on the Bible Reference – Ephesians 3:12]
Application: “Whether it is through intercessory prayer, petitions, or simply desiring to hear from Him for guidance, we are ultimately strengthened through our prayer times. Prayer has been designed by God to enrich the life of every believer. Even at its most basic level, prayer touches God. It is not “busy work,” i.e., something that we do just to say that we did it. Through it we are able to enter into intimate fellowship with the Lord.” [Source: https://www.biblestudytools.com/bible-study/topical-studies/essential-reasons-we-know-god-hears-our-prayers.html by Michael Jakes.