As we were talking in the post about “How to have an effective prayer life” (you must read it), I share in this post, how to prevent our prayers from being heard. In other words, what things do not allow our prayers to be heard by God. Let’s see!
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One of the things that worries me most about my spiritual life is prayer. Prayer is the connection or communication we have with God. Anything that gets in the way of my dialogue with God deserves my attention and action if necessary.
Now, how we can prevent our prayer from being heard by God? I will call these “Hindrances to prayer” or “Obstacles to prayer”:
- The first thing we should know is if there is sin in our life. It is a difficult and perhaps an uncomfortable subject, but sin is what can initially hinder and greatly our prayers.
- Second, we must keep in mind that as Christians and children of God we must be obedient to the commandments and precepts of God. They are all written in the word and being disobedient even in the little things will affect us when it comes to praying. So disobedience can hinder our prayer life.
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If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer. Matthew 21:22
- If we pray it is because we believe that God listens to us and is there with us. We must always have faith! We are exhorted to pray in faith. So if we pray without faith, doubting nothing we will receive. The word of God says that we do not receive because we don’t know how to ask. We must pray according to the Will of God, with faith!
- Here I want to be more specific. Praying with wrong motives it’s a big obstacle to our prayer life. We must be aware of what we are asking for. Are we praying for those in need? Or am I always praying for myself? Am I praying for the Kingdom of God to expand? Or am I just praying for my personal ministry? There is a BIG difference here, don’t you think?
When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. James 4:3
- Injustice can also affect our prayer. I understand that the prayer of an unjust goes nowhere. But the prayer of the RIGHTEOUS can DO MUCH!
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We should not allow our prayer life to be affected by these things. Being alert and self-analyzing ourselves will help us make our prayers correct. And above all, heard by GOD.
Blessings, Always – Tayrina
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