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Hindrances to Prayer, Part 53 (The Prayer Motivator Devotional #464)

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Our prayer motivator verse for today is Psalm 65:2 which reads: "O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come."

Our prayer motivator quote today is from E.M. Bounds. He said: "Prayer is of transcendent importance. Prayer is the mightiest agent to advance God's work. Praying hearts and hands only can do God's work. Prayer succeeds when all else fails."

Our prayer motivator devotional today is part 53 of our series titled "HINDRANCES TO PRAYER" from Dr. John R. Rice.

Dear child of God, if you would have God's blessing on your prayer life, then let your heart cry out in the words of the old song - "Return, O holy Dove, return, Sweet messenger of rest! I hate the sins that made thee mourn, And drove Thee from my breast. The dearest idol I have known, Whate'er that idol be, Help me to tear it from Thy throne, And worship only Thee."

Maybe you loudly insist, "I don't see any harm in the theater." Perhaps you repeatedly say, "There is nothing wrong with a nice dance if you have it with nice people." Perhaps you say, "Well, if I never do anything worse than smoke a cigarette, I think I am pretty good." But the plain truth is, if you in your heart excuse your sin and "regard" it and love it, then it is an issue between you and God. And that controversy will block the answer to your prayers and will steal away your peace, and leave you helpless and powerless like Samson with his hair cut off. Oh, dear friend, the smallest sin in the world, if it breaks your contact with God, will leave you powerless and your prayers without results.


+ Plus, listen to Casting Crowns singing "What if His People Prayed?"

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