Hard Words for the Prayerless!

Derek Ouellette —  July 18, 2010

“The Seeking Disciple”, on the blog “Arminian Today“, has written one of the most potent tracts on prayer I have ever read. His post was called “The Sin of Prayerlessness“. How can any sincere Christian read this post without being pierced in the heart? Here is a sample:

Leonard Ravenhill wrote, “A sinning man does not pray and a praying man does not sin.” It’s hard to sin when you are in holy submission to a holy God. The sin of prayerlessness is awful because it shows our faith in our flesh, our trusting in our self-righteousness, and our dependence on the world. When we fail to pray we are not just neglecting our relationship with God but we are showing that we really don’t believe God nor His Word. When we fail to pray, we are showing that we are not true disciples of Jesus for if we were then we would take serious His words, obey them, and walk therein (Luke 6:46-49; John 14:15; 1 John 5:2-3). Our prayerlessness is demonic in nature because it takes our focus off of Christ and His glory and places it on the works of men, the confidence of our worldly wisdom, and our reliance upon ourselves.

How terrible is the sin of prayerlessness! May we repent of it and pray.

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