• “O beloved friends, there is a life on wings. I feel the streams of His life fill me and permeate my mortal frame from my head to my feet, until no words are adequate to describe it. I can only make a few bungling attempts to tell you what it is like and ask the Lord to reveal to you the rest. May He reveal to you your inheritance in Christ Jesus so that you will press on and get all that He has for you.” – Carrie Judd Montgomery

When We Don’t Pray by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 09/13/11

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: Did you realize that when we don’t pray it’s a sin against God? First Samuel 12:23 says, “Far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by ceasing to pray for you.”

When we don’t pray, it’s direct disobedience to the Word of God. First Thessalonians 5:17 says, “Pray without ceasing.”

When we don’t pray, we’re vulnerable. Matthew 26:41 says, “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.”

When we don’t pray, we’re powerless. It limits our relationship with God. It hinders us from knowing His will, His priorities, and His direction.

When we don’t pray, we rely on what we can do instead of what He can do.

When we don’t pray, we’re showing pride, self-sufficiency, and lack of discipline.

When we don’t pray, it leaves us weak, harried, and hassled.

So, why don’t we pray? Let’s say with the disciples, “Teach us to pray.”

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

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