Today’s Key Scripture
“They heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, ‘Where are you?” So he said, ‘I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.’”
— Genesis 3:8-10
Prayerlessness began in the Garden of Eden. It is a direct result of the fall of mankind.
When sin entered into the hearts of Adam and Eve, they hid themselves from the presence of the Lord. Hiding from the presence of the Lord means prayerlessness. It was sin that caused Adam and Eve to hide from God.
Notice that they hid from the Lord, not in the Lord. Hiding from Him is prayerlessness. Hiding in Him is prayer. We are commanded to hide in Him, not from Him.
When we hide in Him, we are protected from the Enemy, but when we hide from Him, we cannot be protected. The Lord becomes our refuge and fortress, our deliverer and coverer, and our shield and our buckler only when we hide in Him.
Prayerlessness is the cause of misery and ruin in the lives of so many today. And prayerlessness is a sin, for God commands us to seek Him, not to hide from Him.
More than anything else today, we need deliverance from sin. Therefore, before effective prayer can begin, we must repent from the sin of prayerlessness. Remind yourself, it is not just a weakness; it is a sin.
A Prayer for Today
Dear Lord, I ask for victory over sin today. Help me to rely completely upon You. Help me realize that You are patiently working everything out for my good, even when I don’t understand what You are doing. I need Your help day by day. I need Your forgiveness. I desire Your anointing. I need You in all Your fullness and power. And I pray this in the mighty name of Jesus, amen.
*All Scripture references are NKJV unless otherwise noted.