Prayer Excuse: Four Irrelevant Excuses Christians Give For Not Being Prayerful
Some Christians rationalize their inability to engage the force of prayer without ceasing with irrelevant and baseless excuses.
Believers have no other option than to pray endlessly. It is unequivocally written in First Thessalonians 5:17 that, “Pray without ceasing.”
However, this article is not written in order to mock people of their inability to pray well. But it is to ignite the fire of prayer in them.
As you see those useless excuses. Try to adjust and work on your prayer life. Because an excuse is a foundation upon which failure is built.
More so, when you have a good prayer life, you will enjoy a good relationship with God. God will be pleased to reveal hidden things to you as you spend time with Him.
Three Useless Excuses People Give For Not Being Prayerful
Must Read: How To Make God Answer Your Prayers Speedily.
• Excuse One: “I Am Too Busy And I Don’t Have Time.”
Few Christians who possess poor level of planning are the ones who give this kind of excuse. And believers who see nothing good in prayers are the ones who say they don’t have time for prayers.
Then commanded Belshazzar, and they clothed Daniel with scarlet, and put a chain of gold about his neck, and made a proclamation concerning him, that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.
Contemporarily, we can say Daniel was a prime minster. But Daniel kept a good prayer life due to his busy schedule.
Don’t you know what it means when you are a prime minister of a country? You will keep having meetings upon meetings throughout the day.
Also, don’t you know some politicians hold meetings at midnight?
God’s Word said concerning Daniel that;
Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees THREE TIMES A DAY, and PRAYED, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.
How challenging! Daniel still prayed three times a day. Imagine you, that you have not become anything, you can’t effectively pray once in a day.
Sadly, some people think it is only poor people who should be praying every day. While the rich easily despise the poor for praying too much.
Can I tell you the truth? Both the rich and the poor Christian need to pray without ceasing.
Biblically, God did not say, ” Let the poor pray without ceasing and the rich should pray once in a while.” No. He didn’t say that.
Stop giving irrelevant excuses. No excuses should be made for not praying. Only own up where you are wrong. Instead of giving prayer excuses, plan your life.
My friend, definitely plan your life and find a means of praying despite your busy schedule.
I’m not saying you should pray three times a day. But just be consistent and build a great prayer life.
Cornelius was another man who prayed regularly despite being a Centurion (Acts 10:1).
He had a job. Because some people assume that prayer is meant for jobless people.
Every worker and jobless people need to pray as it is everyone who needs God. Prayer gives you an opportunity to commune with God.
Important: The Meaning Of A Prayer Warrior
You said you did not have time to pray, right? Let me ask you this; how do you normally have time to eat despite your tight schedule? How do you have time to wear your clothes?
See, until you see prayer as a very important thing to do every day. You can’t develop a strong prayer life.
It is because you see food as something important. That’s why you usually create time to eat despite your busy schedule.
Again, you have time to wear clothes, because you know clothes are very imperative. I implore you to see prayer as a very imperative part of your Christian life.
• “Prayer Is Too Difficult “
Sometime ago, I heard someone who said prayer was very difficult for him.
Honestly, I think prayer is difficult for those who have not developed quality relationship with God.
Dear friend, I love it anytime I spend time with God in His presence. I just love His presence. And that’s how it should be for every living Christian.
Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye STRIVE TOGETHER with me in your prayers to God for me;
Candidly, as a starter in the school of prayer. Start by striving to spend some time in God’s presence. Make sure you speak to Him every time.
The more you spend time in His presence, the more you enjoy Him. Then, prayer now becomes very easy for you.
Excuse On Prayer
• “Until I Have Problems Or Challenges I Don’t Pray.”
Were you not surprised reading that baseless prayer excuse? Many believers still see prayer as what you do when you have problems.
Until they are financially, physically, educationally challenged, they will not pray.
Get this right, don’t pray only when you have problems. God is not a Doctor/Consultant that you go to when you have health challenges.
Develop a good relationship with God. It is your relationship with Him that matters. And how do you develop it? Through consistent prayer lifestyle.
See, how would you feel if the only time your friend comes to you is only when he has problems? Will you be willing to solve those problems every time?
If that friend neglects you every time but remembers you when he has challenges. How would you feel? Bad, sad or disappointed?
Realistically, that’s how it is when you take God as problem solver alone. That’s how it feels when you don’t see God as your father and friend.
Another Prayer Excuse
• Unanswered Prayers
Additionaally, there are some people who have been praying to God for a long time. And God has not really granted their heart desires.
Therefore, they intentionally stop praying. Because they think God will never answer their prayers.
Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
Just believe in the Lord. Every time you pray, believe that God has answered you.
The result may not be visible now. But you shall see it soon.
Even if God has not answered you. Continue praying without ceasing. Pray without ceasing.
• Basically, busyness is not an excuse for ignoring prayers. You’re not the busiest person in the world. Even if you are, plan your time well so as to pray effectively.
Yes! Prayer Excuse
• Truly, prayer becomes your lifestyle as you cultivate the habit of praying despite any situation.
• Our dear Lord should not be seen as a problem solver alone. We should develop a healthy relationship with Him.
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Stop giving those prayer irrelevant excuses!