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Don’t Bother Praying!

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Don’t Bother Praying!

The Holy Scriptures screams the need for us all to pray. The Apostle Paul even said for us to pray without ceasing. Every pastor encourages all of his listeners to pray. I certainly agree with the admonition.

Prayer_DesignpicsWell, I’ve Agreed Until I Read These Two Biblical Passages.

Yes, we know that God is a prayer answering God!

  • He specializes in responding to our needs.
  • He specializes in healing our bodies and saving our souls.
  • He will hear a sinner’s prayer of repentance.
  • He answers all prayers for deliverance and salvation.
  • He encourages us to just to ask, and He says, it shall be given.

But, There Are At Least Two Times, When The Lord Tells Us When It Won’t Do Any Good To Pray! You Read That Last Sentence Right!

1. When Corrupt Children Of God Pray.

Isa 59:1 Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:

Isa 59:2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

Those who think they can continually gratify their fleshly lusts and ignore God in the process may find out that, God is not in the listening mood.

2. When The Husband Who Mistreats His Wife Tries To Pray.

1 Peter 3:7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

Gr: ekkopto (Hindered)

  • Cut off, hewn down, cut down, cut out, be hindered

Strong’s Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary.

New Century Version 1 Peter 3:7 …do this so that nothing will stop your prayers.

The Message 1 Peter 3:7 …so your prayers don’t run aground.

When a man does not dwell with his with wife according the Biblical and intimate term… ‘knowledge,’ then God immediately puts a stop order on his every prayer request.

Every husband must show his wife honor and respect her at all times. If he doesn’t, there is no need for him to bother praying. God already has said He chooses not to listen to that man when he prays. No matter who he is.

A man who abandons his wife and family needs to remember that the only prayer God will entertain from him is one of true and complete repentance. He also owes the same repentance to his wife and family.

Sir: Don’t Make God Place A ‘Do Not Answer” Stamp On Your Prayer Request.






Written by Martyn Ballestero

April 29, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Posted in Family, Marriage, Prayer

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  1. WOW! What a message, I’ve never heard it brought out like that, even though I’ve read those scriptures many times. Thanks Bro. Ballestero!!


    April 29, 2014 at 4:12 pm

  2. Yessiree! This message needs to be preached!

    Joseph R. Clay

    April 29, 2014 at 5:41 pm

  3. I really need this, And would like to know more about what Peter means by “dwelling with her according to knowledge”
    Thank You


    April 29, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    • Gen. 4:1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.

      Martyn Ballestero

      April 29, 2014 at 8:46 pm

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