Independence is a virtue we like to celebrate in our culture. In many cases, independence is a good thing. However, when it comes to our relationship with God, independence can be a destructive attitude. When we fail to realize just how much we depend on God, we cease to pray. Prayer after all is an acknowledgement to God that “I can’t, but You can.” Jesus models for us a prayer that includes a plea to provide. In Jesus, we discover a dependence that actually frees us. Today we explore the things that keep us from embracing total dependence on an all-powerful Provider.