Why Your Prayer Life is So Bad – Michael Phillips Sermon

Why Your Prayer Life is So Bad – Michael Phillips Sermon

TEXT: I John 5:13-17

SUBJECT: I John #17: Why Your Prayer Life is So Bad

How’s your prayer life? In almost sixty years of going to church, I have met only one person who said her prayer life was good. Whether it was or not, I don’t know, but that’s what she said.

As for the rest of us? Our prayer lives are not what we want them to be-and they’re not what the Lord wants them to be. We don’t pray without ceasing; we don’t pray in faith; we don’t pray in hope; we don’t in charity. In a word, we hardly pray at all, and when we do, we pray more like the Pharisees and Sadducees than the disciples of Christ and the children of God.

This is not a new problem. The twelve disciples didn’t know how to pray, and, when Jesus needed them most, Peter, James, and John couldn’t pray at all. If you read the Devotional Literature from all ages, you’ll find everyone from the Church Fathers to the Medieval Doctors to the Reformers, Puritans, and Christian leaders today, decrying the fact that we don’t pray very often and we don’t pray very well! If this doesn’t apply to you, thank God! And I can only wonder why I’m up here instead of you.

What the disciples said to Jesus, needs to be said time and again- Lord, teach us to pray.

About Rich Moore

I will be sharing videos from my YouTube channel to this blog in the hope that others might be blessed and God glorified. Here is a description of my channel: A large video collection of classic hymns, contemporary Praise and Worship songs, and the works (audio books, devotional readings, and sermons) of men greatly used of God, such as: Charles Spurgeon, Jonathan Edwards, A.W. Tozer, A.W. Pink, John Owen, Oswald Chambers, Andrew Murray, John MacArthur, E.M. Bounds, John Bunyan, George Whitefield, and many more, covering topics on many aspects of the Christian life. May your time spent here be blessed. "He must increase, but I must decrease." (John 3:30) https://www.youtube.com/user/stack45ny
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