Monday, February 27, 2017

Why Prayers Not Answered? 5 (HP05)

Mat 6:7  "And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words. Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him."

In their prayers, heathens often weep before their idols to help them out of their crises (financial, health, sufferings, addictions, etc.). In their long prayers, they will made all types of promises and use vain repetitions because their idols are deaf and dumb - 'Having eyes they cannot see and ears they cannot hear'.

Do Christians today also use long prayers with vain repetitions to try to convince God to grant their desires and requests? Our Lord condemned such long prayers with vain repetitions because we (by the way we pray) have reduced Him, the Almighty God to be the dumb and stupid idols of the heathens.

By using vain repetitions in their long prayers, do they (these so called prayer warriors) not realize the abominations they have committed against God, their loving Father?
God always watches over us and He knows beforehand our needs. He wants us, His beloved children, to talk to Him by asking Him for them. Brethren, repent from this abomination and do not rebel against His command by using long prayers (to me - without repetition, any prayer more than 3 minutes is long).

Mat 23:14  Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you devour widows’ houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. Therefore you will receive greater condemnation.
Our Lord warned us that long prayers are usually made by hypocrites in their wicked schemes of deceptions, so all those practising them may end up in eternal damnation.

God loves sincere, truthful, merciful, direct and short prayers and intercessions. So pray wherever you are, whenever possible and as often as you can.