“You came near when I called you, and you said, “Do not fear.” O. Lord, you took up my case; you redeemed my life. You have seen, O LORD, the wrong done to me. Uphold my cause!.” (lamentations 3: 57-59)
What hindrances of prayer do you have?
The hindrances to prayer that I experience are mainly due to a lack of faith at times. Like many people, I sometimes on occasion feel that I do not have sufficient faith and belief in the reality of prayer. However, prayer has proven to be a powerful force in my life and I feel that God responds to our prayer according to that way we act and adhere to His word and guidance.
4. Do you identify with any of these authors?
Yes, I identify with the general views expressed in Isaiah and in many of the other extracts.
I believe that very often we tend to pray for things and for change in our lives while not truly understanding or follow the direction that God gives is in the Biblical texts. Another very important aspect that I can identify with is the view expressed in Mark, which suggests that we often are vain and egotistical and that this prevents true prayer.
5. What might some of these people do to gain more power in their prayers?
The central message that comes across from these extracts is that prayer where it is not in accordance with the words and desire of God is little more than useless vanity. The ability to gain more power from prayer is to ascertain to what extent our actions and attitudes are in accordance with the Word of God. If follows that if we are in “tune “with Gods.