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The Hindrances To Our Prayers (5 of 5)
Series: The Hindrances To Our Prayers
Ernest L. Easley
1 Peter 3:7
As you are turning to 1 Peter 3:
*How is your prayer life?
*Is your prayer life stronger/weaker today than it was six months ago?
*Is your praying rooted in your relationship with God or are you praying when you need the red phone for help?
We're told in Luke 18.1 that, ''… men always ought to pray and not lose heart.'' The way not to lose heart is by always praying!
We're told the same thing in Philippians 4.6-7, ''Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God, and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.''
You step into verse 6 ''anxious,'' and you step into verse 7 with the ''peace of God.'' How do you get there? How do you get from being anxious to experiencing the peace of God? The secret is found between the two of them in verse 6: prayer!
''Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God, and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.''
According to a new survey from LifeWay Research, 82% of Americans focus on their friends and family or on their own problems when they pray.
I found it interesting that about 12% who pray say they pray for government officials.
7% pray for parking spots and for other people to be fired.
5% pray to avoid being caught speeding.
13% pray for their Sports team while,
21% who pray say they have prayed to win the lottery.
15% have prayed something bad they did will not be discovered.
If there were a way to enhance your prayers, would you do it? I mean, if there were a way for your prayers to carry more weight with God, to accomplish much, would you do it? Wonderful! Then include fasting with yo ...
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