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Hindrances to Prayer, Part 36 (The Prayer Motivator Devotional #447)

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Our prayer motivator verse for today is Philippians 4:6 which reads: "Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God."

Our prayer motivator quote today is from O. Hallesby. He said: "There come times when I have nothing more to tell God. If I were to continue to pray in words, I would have to repeat what I have already said. At such times it is wonderful to say to God, "May I be in Thy presence, Lord? I have nothing more to say to Thee, but I do love to be in Thy presence.""

Our prayer motivator devotional today is part 36 of our series titled "HINDRANCES TO PRAYER" from Dr. John R. Rice.

Covetousness Puts One Under a Curse and Hinders Prayer

Covetousness, too, is a most respectable sin and is found in the "best families." But it is a sin that God hates terribly. It is literally idolatry, and the covetous man is an idolator. And God's Word says that "the love of money is the root of all evil." That is, literally, that the love of money can lead to every kind of sin in the world.

Now the Scripture expressly says that covetousness is a sin that shuts the heavens against the Christian. In Malachi 3:7-9 we read:

"Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the Lord of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return? Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation."

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