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Hindrances to Prayer, Part 5 (The Prayer Motivator Devotional #416)

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Our prayer motivator verse from the Word of God today is Mark 11:25-26 which reads: "And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses."

Our prayer motivator devotional today is part 5 of our series titled "HINDRANCES TO PRAYER" from Dr. John R. Rice.

It may be that you have some of your prayers answered, or think you do. The dear Lord, who "sendeth rain on the just and the unjust" and is "kind unto the unthankful", may give you many things that do not come because He respects your prayers and answers them, but because of His infinite mercy which is poured out even upon the vilest sinners. The God who still gives breath to the murderer, food to the man who never prays, the God who gives all the bounties of nature to a sinning, Christ-rejecting race --- that God still loves and cares for His children even when they live in sin and grieve His heart. So perhaps what God has been doing for you when you prayed was not at all the answer to your prayers but just such mercies as His infinite love and goodness provide for the most wicked of His creatures.

But whether God hears some of your prayers, or none of them, your prayers are hindered if you do not day by day live in the fullness of answered prayer so that you can sing,

Nothing between my soul and my Savior,
So that his blessed face may be seen;
Nothing preventing the least of his favor;
Keep the way clear! let nothing between.

+ Plus, listen to Natalie Grant singing "Waiting for a Prayer"