Topic: The Relationship between Sin and Prayer [Seeds of Destiny 29 October 2018 Devotional]
Scripture: The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight. Proverbs 15:8
Thought For The Day: Those who pray more sin less and those who pray less sin more.
Prayer is a solemn request for help or an expression of desire and affection to God; Prayer is an act of communicating with God.
It is important to know that prayer cannot be effective until the matter of sin has been dwelt with.
The truth is, prayer and sin are mutually exclusive. They are diametrically opposed. They don’t co-exist. The decision to sin is a decision against prayer and the decision to pray is a decision against sin.
Prayer keeps people from sin and sin keeps people from praying. Those who pray more sin less and those who pray less sin more. One of the major agendas of sin is to launch an attack on the prayer life of a person.
For instance, when a person has smoked cigarette, drunk alcohol, committed immorality, taken money or something he/she was not given, told a lie, etc., the flow of prayer from such person’s mouth would be a struggle, except he/she is a chronic hypocrite. The Presence of God around that life would be lost.
Beloved, the greatest loss in life is not the loss of money, friendship or a job; the greatest loss in life is the loss of the Presence of God and relationship with the Creator. It is an eternal loss! But that shall not be your portion, in Jesus’ Name.
Remember This: Those who pray more sin less and those who pray less sin more.
1. Confess and repent of any sin in your life.
2. Always maintain a healthy relationship with God; do not be too big to ask God for mercy
3. Ensure that your prayer life is alive; never go a day or a week without fasting or praying, it is risky.
Prayer: Lord, I ask for Your mercy in any area I have fallen short of Your glory. Grant me the grace to maintain a buoyant relationship with You. I refuse to live with a fireless prayer life, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PRAYER AND SIN
Quote: Sin is an attack on spirituality. And an attack on a person’s life is an attack on his relationship with God. Culled from PRINCIPLES AND POWER OF PRAYER by Dr. Paul Enenche
Daily Reading: Lamentations 1:1 to 2:22, Philemon 1 to 25, Psalm 101:1 to 8, Proverbs 26:20
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Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities