Prayerlessness

Scripture

Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against Yahweh by ceasing to pray for you.

~1 Samuel 12:23, LSB

Quote

My most important appointment for the day is to meet with Jesus in prayer.

~Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Nancy Leigh DeMoss¬†Wolgemuth also known as Nancy Leigh DeMoss is a Christian radio host and author. She is the host of the radio shows, “Revive Our Hearts,” and, “Seeking Him,” which are heard on nearly 1,000 radio stations. DeMoss is a graduate of the University of Southern California where she earned a degree in piano performance. Nancy has written eleven books including her best seller, Lies Women Believe. She is practical and insightful and I have found her to be theologically correct. Her commentary on the Songs of Solomon is off the charts. You can find this in the middle of her book THE PLACE OF REST.

Needless to say, a woman of this statue has a very busy schedule. She is a speaker in demand and has traveled the world speaking to various groups. In her book, THE PLACE OF REST, she confesses that she has struggled with prayer. She said, “I love to read and I enjoy memorizing scripture but I struggle with prayer.” She became so convicted that she prayed for God to open her eyes and let her see prayer from his perspective. God answered her prayer. This is the list of by products that are results of her prayerlessness.

  1. It was a sin against God {1 Samuel 12:23}
  2. It was an act of disobedience {Matthew 7:7}
  3. It made me more vulnerable to temptation {Matthew 26:41}
  4. It was an expression of my independence {Pride}
  5. It gave place to the devil making me vulnerable to his schemes {Ephesians 6:10-20}
  6. It resulted in powerlessness
  7. It defined my relationship with Christ
  8. It hindered me from knowing His will
  9. It forced me to operate in the realm of the natural
  10. It left me weak, harried and hassled
  11. It was rooted in pride, lack of discipline and laziness
  12. It revealed my lack of concern for others

That is a pretty extensive list and it is true of all who neglect the privilege of prayer. What a friend we have in Jesus, all our griefs and sins to bear; what a privilege to carry, EVERYTHING to Him in prayer. Oh what joy we often forfeit; oh what needless pain we bear, and it is all because we do not carry, everything to Him in prayer.

You love Him even though you have never seen Him. Though you do not see Him now, you trust Him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. {1 Peter 1:8}

Extra

Cooled down just a little. I had to run the AC in the office yesterday and today I have my heater running. I was tired when we got home last night but thankful for a good day. We had a very good service last night. I would guess somewhere in the neighborhood of 80 in attendance and Doug and the congregation blessed my heart with the music.

Keep praying for our cancer warriors. Keep praying for REVIVAL for our pastors, churches and America. I think it is our only hope. Prayer matters, it is not a waste of time and it has the power to change circumstances.

Have a good day and thanks for reading the blog.

 

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