ENTERING INTO PRAYER
I have seen people jump into prayer as though it is an end itself
and not a means to an end. They forget that the sacrifice of the
wicked man is an abomination to the Lord.
“The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord : but the
prayer of the upright is his delight.” – Prov 15:8 (KJV)
We have taken prayer as a programme; an event, something we go in
and out of, whereas it was supposed to be continuous, a ceaseless
attitude – a way of life. Prayer is a sacrifice that should
continually be offered without ceasing to God.
Some go as far as paying people to pray for them! What ridiculous
nonsense! I call it nonsense because God does not answer to paid
“But they get results!” you say?
Don’t native doctors get results? You might as well go pay a native
doctor in pastoral garb to pray for you. You will get results but it
will not last! Because it s not founded on the Truth. God desires
every individual child of His to come to Him personally.
I ought to have every boldness to go to my Father and ask without
sending an emissary or proxy. Except of course, if something is
wrong with my relationship with Him!
The Temple curtain has been parted in two, the barricade into His
presence has been removed, and now He demands that we come boldly to
Him through only one person – the Man Jesus Christ whom He expects
us to be like; but many refuse; yet come to Him with requests!
Disobedience has many faces!
Let us learn to obey Him before making request in prayers. Obedience
is the key to answered prayers and “eating of the good of the land.”
“If ye are willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:”