3 Hindrances to Prayer

Here are only three examples of how our daily prayer life can be interrupted; but notice how broad the daily scope can be.

We get too caught up in this life:

When He rose up from prayer, and had come to His disciples, He found them sleeping from sorrow. Then He said to them, “Why do you sleep? Rise and pray, lest you enter into temptation.”” (Luke 22:45-46)

Marriage problems:

Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered.” (1 Peter 3:7)

Self-righteousness:

Also He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others…I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” (Luke 18:9, 14)

Have any of these examples gotten the better of your prayer life? I know they have mine. Subtlety can be just as effective as open distraction, and there are times when we ignore the obvious. Things can’t be fixed without recognizing the problem.

We know there is a difference between a prayer that has been spoken and a prayer that has been prayed, and we know that unsaid prayers have no prayer – but what are we doing with this knowledge?

A hindrance does not have to be permanent, but to avoid such, the hindrance has to be removed.

The wisdom of God is still speaking to us, but are we wise enough to speak to him with wisdom?

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Prayers abounding

As far as I know, we have three sites participating in #NaPraWriMo — the National Prayer Writing Month. Rick Kelley, John Henson, and Michael Summers have joined me in this good effort. Not bad considering we thought of doing this on Oct. 31. Here are the links:

http://rootdownwardfruitupward.com

http://foolforhim.wordpress.com

http://callforfireseminar.wordpress.com/

http://believingprayer.com

Anyone is welcome to join in at any point. Please use the tag above in your posts so people can find them in searches.

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