Putting Prayer into Practice – Myles Munroe

April 13

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?

After answering these questions, choose one hurdle that characterizes your current practice of prayer. Take conscious steps to overcome it by applying the truth of God’s Word. Each day, as you read the Bible, ask God to open the eyes of your heart to see what He is saying to you in His Word. Practice meditation by thinking about the implications and applications of what you have read. After church this week, spend at least five minutes sitting quietly, reflecting on the message and what God is saying to you through it.
Let’s pray together:
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.
Thought: Have I identified a hurdle to prayer in my life, and am I committed to overcoming it through God’s grace?
Reading: 1 Samuel 22–24; Luke 12:1–31
-Daily Power And Prayer Devotional