I have always thought the poor fig tree got a hard deal. It almost seems that Jesus was being petulant because it didn’t have any fruits for him. There is a deeper lesson being taught here, especially in verses 20 -26.
When you pray do you sit back and wait for your prayers to be answered or do you go on as if your prayers were being answered? Jesus clearly says that prayer should be followed by action. It is not about waiting for express permission from God but about trusting in God and acting. Are you waiting for something today?
Are you waiting for god to speak to you when he perhaps already has?
Today’s Thought for the Day for Lent is from Norman