Quotable

12 Jun

From the morning reading, Prayer and the Voice of God (Phillip Jensen and Tony Payne, Matthais Media, 2006):

Why is it, then, that we do not pray? The real basis of our difficulty is not intellectual; it is moral and spiritual.  We fail to pray, primarily, because of our sin and because the Enemy does not want us to pray.

Prayer, at its heart, is an acknowledgment of need.  It expresses our frailty and dependence, and our desire for help.  This acknowledgment is hard for sinful human beings.  It brings us low.  It forces us to admit that we are not independent or self-sufficient–two lies that are very dear to us.  And Satan, the Father of Lies, wants us to keep believing them.  He wants us to stand tall and go it alone, not humbly kneel and express our dependence on God for everything.

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