You have wearied the Lord with your words.
“How have we wearied him?” you ask.
You have wearied him by saying that
all who do evil are good in the Lord’s sight,
and he is pleased with them.
You have wearied him by asking,
“Where is the God of justice?”
You cover the Lord’s altar with tears, weeping and groaning because he pays no attention to your offerings . . . You cry out, “Why doesn’t the Lord accept my worship?”
I’ll tell you why! Because the Lord witnessed the vows you and your wife made when you were young. But you have been unfaithful to her (Malachi 2:13-14 bold mine).”
If you want God to hear your prayers, keep your marriage vows.
This is what the Lord says — “You refuse to ask for my help. . . . Instead, you have burdened me with your sins . . . I alone will blot out your sins for my own sake. Let us review the situation together and you can present your case ( from Isaiah 43: 1-26 NLT).”
You don’t need to bear the burden of your sin. Jesus died and rose to set you free.
Thank God for all he has done. . . . Then you will experience God’s peace (Philippians 4:6-7 NLT).
A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body (Proverbs 14:30 NLT).
Thankfulness brings peace which leads to health.
Have you ever considered that you can give God joy? We’re told that the Lord delights in the prayer of the upright (Proverbs 15:8).
Bring God delight. Like righteously and pray.
Two truths make prayer an essential part of every election.
#1. There is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God (Romans 13:1).
#2. The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord (Proverbs 16:33).
Remember to pray as you vote.
People who depend on God know that apart from Him “we can do nothing (John 15:5).”
They also know that “every good gift is from above, coming down from the Father (James 1:17).”
That’s why their prayers are full of thanksgiving.
I listened as he prayed for his people. Almost every sentence of this Christian leader’s prayer began with “thank you.”
If you want to pray with thanks, keep saying thank you.
Mourn with those who mourn (Romans 12:15).
And as you do, consider this: Singing cheerful songs to a person with a heavy heart is like taking someone’s coat in cold weather or pouring vinegar in a wound (Proverbs 25:20).
And this: “When Jesus saw her weeping . . . Jesus wept (John 11:33-35).
They heard Jesus and were amazed by His wisdom and power. But they did not believe (from Mark 6:2-6).
Being amazed is never enough. Do you believe Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God? By believing in him you will have life by the power of his name (John 20:31).