Hindrances to Prayer

We have gone very carefully into the positive conditions of prevailing prayer; but there are some things which hinder prayer. These God has made very plain in His Word.

Always Praying and Not Fainting

In two parables in the Gospel of Luke, Jesus teaches with great emphasis the lesson that men ought always to pray and not to faint. The first parable is found in Luke 11:5–8, and the other in Luke 18:1–8.

Obeying God and Praying to God

One of the most significant verses in the Bible on prayer is 1 John 3:22. John says, “And whatsoever we ask, we receive of Him, because we keep His commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.”

Praying Unto God

We have seen something of the tremendous importance and the resistless power of prayer, and now we come directly to the question—how to pray with power.

WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF PRAYER?

In the 6th chapter of Ephesians in the 18th verse we read words which put the tremendous importance of prayer with startling and overwhelming force: “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all holy ones.”

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