We have examined six hurdles to answered prayer over the last several days. Now, ask yourself the following questions: Which of these hurdles best describes my practice of prayer and reading the Word? Is it a lack of application, mental assent, not allowing the message to sink in, or laziness? What attitude or outlook do I need to repent of in order to surmount this obstacle through God’s grace?
Heavenly Father, Your Word cautions us to be self-controlled and alert because our enemy the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour, and that we need to resist him as we stand firm in the faith.
We ask You to help us remain alert to the hurdles in our lives that the enemy wants to use to destroy our prayer potential. Help us to resist him as we stand firm in our faith. Let Your Holy Spirit show us where we are being deceived in our attitudes toward prayer and the Word so that we can understand and practice true and effective prayer.
We ask these things in the name of Jesus, who resisted the enemy through the power of Your Word. Amen.