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Hindrances to Prayer, Part 26 (The Prayer Motivator Devotional #437)

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Our prayer motivator verse from the Word of God today is Matthew 26:41 which reads: "Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."

Our prayer motivator quote today is from R.C. Sproul. He said: "Prayer does change things, all kinds of things. But the most important thing it changes is us. As we engage in this communion with God more deeply and come to know the One with whom we are speaking more intimately, that growing knowledge of God reveals to us all the more brilliantly who we are and our need to change in conformity to Him. Prayer changes us profoundly."

Our prayer motivator devotional today is part 26 of our series titled "HINDRANCES TO PRAYER" from Dr. John R. Rice.

Unforgiveness Grieves God and Hinders Prayers

Unforgiveness in the heart of a Christian hinders the answer to his prayers. A grudge, a root of bitterness, or even hate, may be blocking the answer to your prayers.

In Matthew 6:9-13 we are given the model prayer, or the Lord's Prayer. And in that model prayer the Saviour taught us to pray daily, "And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors." And when the prayer was finished Jesus added this plain, sharp word of warning in Matthew 6:14-15:

"For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses."

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