Day11: What Causes Failure in Prayer?
Today we will look at what causes failure in our prayer life.
Disobedience – rebellion against God’s will. Read Dt.1:45, Lev26:14
Secret Sin – knowingly holding on to sin in your heart as if it was a treasure because it brings you pleasure. Read Ps66:18, Isa59:1-2
Indifference – taking God word as unimportant. Read Pr1:23, 28-31
Neglect of mercy – being careless or mistreating the needy. God is merciful and as His children commands us to exercise mercy. We are His reflection in this world and He requires us to act justly, be humble, and compassionate. Pr21:13, Eze34:4
Despising the law – rejecting and ignoring the knowledge that comes from the word of God in order to serve a selfish purpose. Read Pr28:9, Isa30:9, 2Ch36:16
Defilement – detestable practices make us unclean in the sight of God and hinder our prayer life. Read Isa59:3, Mk7:20-23, Jas3:6
Iniquity – being a hypocrite, appearing as righteous in front of people but on the inside wickedness has residence. Read Isa 59:2, Mic3:4, Mt23:28
Stubbornness – resisting God’s guidance, discipline and instruction. Read Zec7:13, Jer32:33, Ex32:9
Instability - individuals without faith/trust in God is unpredictable they are often easily persuade to change their mind, and can cause not only themselves but also others to stumble. Read: Jas1:6-7, Eph4:14
Self-indulgence – when worldly selfish pleasure is the motive of our prayers. Read Jas4:3.
Dear Heavenly Father, I praise you and thank that in your mercy and love you have provided us with your holy word, so we can gain wisdom and instruction. Help me not turn away from your word. Lord you said that if anyone lacks wisdom should ask you. I ask in faith to be filled with spiritual understanding and wisdom, so I may live my life rightly. May I not disobey you in stubbornness or adopt practices that are detestable to you. I pray that I reflect who you are in this world with the help and counsel of the Holy Spirit. Father, help me not to cause failure to my prayer life but look carefully the ways I choose to walk in. Dear God please help me not to extend prayers out of selfish motives but from a humbled heart. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
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My prayer is that this will be a place where you find hope and nourishment for your soul.
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