The Devil’s Opposition To Prayer
How many times do we postpone our prayers because something comes up and we just do not have the time, and it is just too much trouble to do at the moment. Are we letting the Devil win when we let these areas of neglect enter into our lives? What if these are the very moments that we need to pray the most, before the storm as so many say, because perhaps this is the time that our lives depend on it.
Originally posted on altruistico:
A number of people tell me how sometimes it is difficult to pray, and that confirms my own experience. The universal admission is that whenever people give themselves to prayer, they never find it easy. Stagnation in prayer may be encountered through lack of information, smallness of outlook, absence of vision, self-centeredness in petition, even slavishness to methods, and “walking after the flesh.”
But apart from all these, there are some striking passages of Scripture which make it abundantly clear that in the unseen world there is a tense battle for supremacy in progress all the time (Dan. 10:12,13,20,21). That is a primary reason why prayer may be difficult–the Devil opposes it.
Read these sentences of the Bible and weigh every word: “Laboring fervently for you in prayers” (Col. 4:12). “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all…
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