Why Do We Stop Praying?
Bible Text: Luke 18:1-8 | Preacher: Pastor Steve | Series: Engage: Do All In The Name Of The Lord Jesus
We Tend To Stop Praying When We Are Comfortable
The way we will prevent this from happening is by establishing a regular DISCIPLINED pattern of praying that is not contingent upon the ebb and flow of life.
We Tend To Stop Praying When There Is Unresolved Guilt Or Shame
Malachi 1:9 After you blatantly sin against me, you have the gall to entreat me for favors? You pray and you expect me to come through like I usually do? You rebel against me. You shake your fist at me, and then you expect me not to be affected by your disobedience and waywardness?
Unrepentant Sin Will Kill Our Prayer Life
We Tend To Stop Praying Because Of Discouragement and Disillusionment
There is no community with the Creator of the Universe without total obedience to Him!
Luke 18:1‑8 One day Jesus told his disciples a story to illustrate their need for constant prayer and to show them that they must never give up. There was a judge in a certain city, he said, who was a godless man with great contempt for everyone. A widow of that city came to him repeatedly, appealing for justice against someone who had harmed her. The judge ignored her for a while, but eventually she wore him out. I fear neither God nor man, he said to himself, but this woman is driving me crazy. I’m going to see that she gets justice, because she is wearing me out with her constant requests!
Then the Lord said, Learn a lesson from this evil judge. Even he rendered a just decision in the end, so don’t you think God will surely give justice to his chosen people who plead with him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will grant justice to them quickly! But when I, the Son of Man, return, how many will I find who have faith?
WE ARE NOT ABANDONED! WE ARE ADOPTED!
We Are Not Widows/Widowers!
God Is NOT ANYTHING LIKE The Judge In Luke 18
God Hears Our Prayers!
God Is Able!
Philippians 4:6 …present your requests to God