Does it seems strange that of all the things the disciples could have asked of Jesus, the only things recorded that they did ask was to "Show us the Father" and " Teach us to pray"? They never asked to teach us to preach, or to evangelize with power, they never asked to heal the sick, or raise the dead.
To the request Show us the Father" Jesus responded; (John 14:8)
Adoration is an expression of deep love and respect, is love, devotion, fondness, admiration and total awe. Adoration is the acknowledgement of a divine being who is worthy of worship, whom we willing venerate and give homage, it acknowledges God’s glory, His majesty, His omnipresence, omnipotence, omniscience, sovereign nature and rule and His complete holiness, His Kingdom in Heaven and on earth.
When we pray with adoration we recognize He is sovereign over everything, every life, and every situation. And the very fact that we are given to come before His Throne of Grace in prayer is a gift for which we should honor Him. We hear this in these words
Means that we cannot be blind about our sins, we must see our wondering eye as adultery, our angry response as murder, our omission of a fact as a lie, our failure to do what we know as good as sin, our rebellion against a Holy and perfect God as witchcraft, and our arrogant heart as an abomination to God.. Even the things which we might say is a minor, are sin to God, we must see our sin and exceedingly sinful, and in always deserving to burn eternally in hell.
But in confession, there is also the knowledge of the goodness of God, who forgives us, and sanctifies us and pre-loves us, and conforms us to the image of His son calls us into His family joint heirs with Christ to share in his glory.
When we think of thanksgiving in prayer we are to express our gratitude for all that He (God) has done for us. We should search our past and even our present to go over His mercies toward us. We inventory his mercies, and goodness toward us, the incredible and well as the nominal. We consider the health, sound mind, and hope, the family and friends, the roof over our head and food on our table, the love, the work, and the good times.
Yet we count it as joy, the trials and divers temptations which test our faith and works our patience and produces in us perfection that we may be lacking nothing.
This is called a petition toward God, The Apostle Paul tells us that we should be an careful (anxious) for nothing; but in every situation, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving present your request before God. Supplication is seeking not only our personal needs but also the needs of others. It is the confession,( because God already knows what we have need of,) that we are in a place right now unable to meet our own needs so we seek God who is able. And we see God, not our family, or our job, or our friend or our government but God alone as the only source of our substance and supply. Knowing full well if God does not give it we won’t have it, so we consider God will even greater than our desires. Therefore then our praise is not dependent on our blessing such that we must be like Habakkuk and says “Though the fig tree does not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls; Yet will I rejoice in the Lord, I will exult in the God of my salvation!