How to prevent our prayers from being heard

How to prevent our prayers from being heard - 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!

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.

Related post: Intimacy with God in times of Quarantine

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!

Related post: 15 positive attitudes every believer must have

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

Recommended reads:

A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World

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How to be a woman who laughs in the midst of hardship

How to be a woman who laughs in the midst of hardship - A woman who laughs at the future without fear is a woman who sustains herself and trusts in God.  With everything that happens around these days and seasons we can say that it is a little difficult to laugh.  Here, I share with you how to be a woman who laughs in the midst of hardship.

A woman who laughs at the future without fear is a woman who sustains herself and trusts in God. With everything that happens around these days and seasons we can say that it is a little difficult to laugh. Here, I share with you how to be a woman who laughs in the midst of hardship.

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Carolanne Miljavac says in her book “She Laughs: Choosing Faith over Fear”, we all live in a culture of knowledge, we are surrounded by technology, we a living difficult times for sure. And all of this, brings confusion, worries, anxious and some of us may be feeling afraid, right?

In this book she shares about her life stories, how we can see in ourselves manifested the bible verse that says:

She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she LAUGHS without fear of the future. Proverbs 31:25

How to be a woman who laughs in the midst of hardship - A woman who laughs at the future without fear is a woman who sustains herself and trusts in God.  With everything that happens around these days and seasons we can say that it is a little difficult to laugh.  Here, I share with you how to be a woman who laughs in the midst of hardship.

The Dictionary of Bible Themes says that laughs is: The act or sound of laughing, often associated with joy and delight. We know that Sarah (Abraham’s wife) laughted, right?

Sarah said, “God has made me laugh; all who hear [about our good news] will laugh with me.” (Genesis 21:6) – AMP

But Carolanee, shares in her book about the processes of life can bring to us restoration. And she means processes to those moments when we have to let go many things in our lives. You call it, fear… insecurity… rejection… and much more! – I love her approach and encouragement for all women to laugh in the midst of hardship. Her encouragement for us to continue in process until we are fully restored. Even, if we fail many times… there is room for improvement… room for opportunity… room to laugh at last!

How to be a woman who laughs in the midst of hardship - A woman who laughs at the future without fear is a woman who sustains herself and trusts in God.  With everything that happens around these days and seasons we can say that it is a little difficult to laugh.  Here, I share with you how to be a woman who laughs in the midst of hardship.

She points to 10 important areas in which we can all laugh. Even, if they are difficult. Let’s see:

  • Restoration
  • Playing
  • Speaking
  • Failing
  • Being Humble
  • Listening
  • Breaking
  • Forgiving
  • The Mess
  • Laughing
How to be a woman who laughs in the midst of hardship - A woman who laughs at the future without fear is a woman who sustains herself and trusts in God.  With everything that happens around these days and seasons we can say that it is a little difficult to laugh.  Here, I share with you how to be a woman who laughs in the midst of hardship.

I invite you to read and immerse yourself in this book that will increase your strength and you will surely laugh at each chapter. God has purposes and He operates according to His will … His will is that you laugh!

Miljavac shares how laughter has been essential and valuable part of her own healing, plus hilarious true stories will help you get started on the path of life of peace and joy.

If you want to read this amazing book you can buy it here, or enter for a chance to win this book HERE! or click the image below.

Blessings, Always – Tayrina

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How to discover the glorious purpose and worth you have in God

How to discover the glorious purpose and worth you have in God - Many times we do not know the purpose and the value that we have in God. We have forgotten to look and read well the Word of God and how God sees us. It has happened to me many times. However, I always go back to the beginning to remember that God does have glorious purposes and I have great value in Him.

Many times we do not know the purpose and the value that we have in God. We have forgotten to look and read well the Word of God and how God sees us. It has happened to me many times. However, I always go back to the beginning to remember that God does have glorious purposes and I have great value in Him.

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During this time that I have stayed in my house (like most of us), I have been able to take time to read the Word and several super interesting books. One of those books is called “Holy Guacamole“. From the moment I read the book’s title I wanted to know more about it and I was curious for the “guacamole” thing too! So I sat down to read in my spare time or while my baby was playing on the patio (#momlife).

How to discover the glorious purpose and worth you have in God - Many times we do not know the purpose and the value that we have in God. We have forgotten to look and read well the Word of God and how God sees us. It has happened to me many times. However, I always go back to the beginning to remember that God does have glorious purposes and I have great value in Him.
You have a purpose and you are valuable for God!

This Carrie Stephens book, Holy Guacamole “A glorious discovery of your undeniable worth” brings with it great truths grounded in the Word of God. The purpose and value that you and I have in Him and that many times we do not even know.

This book is very complete on the topics of true worship of God, how we see ourselves and how God sees us. How to be self-sufficient, how to have knowledge in other things, being a perfectionism, being a consumerism and many other things cannot SAVE you.

Sometimes we focus on our own strength and forget that whatever happens, only God can save us. Of course, when we come to Him as we are. When we come to Him as we are, perhaps broken, sad, devastated … there God shows us what He can do with us and also shows us His purposes and how valuable we are in Him.

How to discover the glorious purpose and worth you have in God

Have you ever felt on the edge, alone, down and out, or maybe wondered what in the world God can do with someone like you? – Carrie Stephens

What if you were made on purpose, for a purpose that can release God’s glorious colors and flavors in the world? – Carrie Stephens

Loved this part of the book that says this (blessed me so much):

You didn’t arrive here by accident, nor have your been served up as an unwanted side dish. The God of creation has created you, and He isn’t waiting for you to become some better version of yourself so He can finally love you… or use you… or delight in you. – Carrie Stephens

This book brought me back to connect with the great truths of God (contained in the Bible) for my life. Beyond a recommended book, it is a great gem that you should have in your hands. Would you like to have this book in your hands? I invite you to enter for a chance to win this amazing book. Click the image below to enter!

Holy Guacamole! A glorious discovery of your undeniable worth! @wordsbycarriestephens #book #bookreview #faith

You can follow Carrie at Instagram for more about this book!

Blessings, Always – Tayrina

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How to discover the glorious purpose and worth you have in God - Many times we do not know the purpose and the value that we have in God. We have forgotten to look and read well the Word of God and how God sees us. It has happened to me many times. However, I always go back to the beginning to remember that God does have glorious purposes and I have great value in Him.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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How to have an effective prayer life

To have an effective prayer life we ​​have to study a little bit what things should be present in our life. Also, what things affect us negatively into our prayer life. Here we will see a little about how to have an effective prayer life.

To have an effective prayer life we ​​have to study a little bit what things should be present in our life. Also, what things affect us negatively into our prayer life. Here we will see a little about how to have an effective prayer life. Let’s see!

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The word tells us about some attitudes and actions that we must take into account if we want to have an effective prayer life. On the contrary, we can also see through the stories of the Bible that some things can delay and even hinder our prayers.

While reading the book “The Anna Anointing”, one of my favorite books on prayer, I saw how throughout Ana’s life I lacked certain attitudes and actions that could make my prayer life effective. So, I decided to go to the word of God and study further on this.

How to have an effective prayer life:

  • First, we must be humble! – The bible says on Luke 18:9-14 that those who are humble will be exalted. And we can see how clearly is a prayer of someone that is humble.

“Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’ “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’ {Emphasis added}

  • Second, we must be obedient! – Doing what pleases God is synonymous of obedience. Following and being obedient to God’s commands will make our prayers heard. Take a closer look about what says on 1 John 3:21:

Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from him anything we ask, because we keep his commands and do what pleases him. {Emphasis added}

  • Third, we must be single mindedness!Jeremiah 29:13 says so clearly “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” – Seeking God with ALL heart implies complete attention, complete surrender, a complete dedicated life to Him.
  • Fourth, we must have faith! – In Mathew 21:21-22 says “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt…” — If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” – Having a effective prayer life requires faith!

Amazing books and recommended on prayer:

In the Word we can find more qualities and actions that we must have so that our prayer life is one of effectiveness in the spiritual world. It has a lot to do with our relationship with God. In the next post I will be talking a little about those things that negatively affect our prayer life and prevent it from being effective.

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Do you have these four qualities mentioned previously? or do you need to improve in any of them? Comment below!

Blessings, Always – Tayrina

4 attitudes and actions that we must take into account if we want to have an effective prayer life. #prayer #faith #bible #believe

15 positive attitudes every believer must have

15 positive attitudes every believer must have - The Word of God identifies a range of positive attitudes towards God, which believers are encouraged to adopt.  Although it seems difficult for us to adopt these attitudes, we are exhorted not only to read it in the word of God, but to live by them. Let's see those 15 positive attitudes that every believer must have.


The Word of God identifies a range of positive attitudes towards God, which believers are encouraged to adopt. Although it seems difficult for us to adopt these attitudes, we are exhorted not only to read it in the word of God, but to live by them. Let’s see those 15 positive attitudes that every believer must have.

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We are encouraged always to have faith, to have hope, to be grateful. We can see and read it in books and different blogs on the internet. The same bible teaches us about this.

Colossians 4:2 says “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful“. And what about other attitudes? We may not see them as easy in the word of God but they are there implicit. Sometimes, we must deepen the study of the bible to find out more! Here are 15 (I think there is much more in the bible), attitudes you and I (as believers) must have in our hearts and live by them each day!

  1. Trust
  2. Faith
  3. Hope
  4. Love
  5. Holiness
  6. Awesome Respect
  7. Repentance
  8. Humility
  9. Self-denial:
  10. Submission
  11. Thankfulness
  12. Praise
  13. Playfulness
  14. Reverence
  15. Watchfulness

It would be excellent to study each of these attitudes in depth in light of the word. Do a self-examination on each attitude and see in which area we have to improve. If we start with self-denial it will be easier for us to work the rest for sure. Which of these do you understand that you should work harder in your life?

Blessings, Always – Tayrina

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