Prayer is eschatological in nature. Every time we pray we are witnessing to our personal doctrine of eschatology. If our prayer is self-centered then we are saying the end of God’s operation should be to take care of us, to the exclusion of other things. But we should have Christ’s kingdom in view, the totality of things. We should not feel that the goal of history is our self-fulfillment; rather we are to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness.