Livin’ On A Prayer Part 5

“People ask me, ‘Why pray if God is sovereign?’ I respond, ‘Why pray if He isn’t?’” -Michael Horton   “When a man is at his wits’ end it is not a cowardly thing to pray, it is the only way he can get in touch with Reality.” -Oswald Chambers   Today we’re talking about barriers #4 and #5. Why am I doing this anyway? If God already knows what He’s going to do, why pray in the first place? First of all, Scripture really does make it clear that God does change His intended course of action. Second Kings 20:1-6 […]

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Livin’ On A Prayer Part 4, Prayer Doesn’t Work

“Effective prayer is prayer that attains what it seeks. It is prayer that moves God, effecting its end.”                                                                                                 Charles Grandison Finney   The next barrier against effective prayer on our list is: Prayer Doesn’t Work. Good grief! What in tarnation was I thinking doing a series with such unbelievably difficult questions to try to answer! Ok…whew…anyway, I believe this particular barrier to be one that finds its answer in our daily pursuance of faith. That said, I have a few thoughts for us to consider. We’ve all thought these difficult questions at one point or another. And I’d dare

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Livin’ On A Prayer Part 3

“It is not a matter of time so much as a matter of heart; if you have the heart to pray, you will find the time.” -C.H. Spurgeon   In the last prayer blast we looked at the first barrier many of us have when we attempt to pray: FEAR. As promised, and keeping with our whole series, today we’re talking about making TIME to pray…or the lack thereof.   2. I don’t want to take the time. It’s too hard to concentrate that long.   This barrier is a tricky one. In fact, as I write this I’m thinking

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