Today’s Key Scripture (all references NKJV unless otherwise noted:

And they heard the voice 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 amongst the trees of the garden. And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid , because I was naked; and I hid myself.

—Genesis 3:8-10, KJV

Prayerlessness began in the Garden of Eden. It is a direct result of the fall of man.

When sin entered into the heart of Adam and Eve, they hid themselves from the presence of the Lord. Hiding from the presence of the Lord is 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, 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. And prayerlessness is a sin, for God commands us to seek Him, not to hide from Him.

And today, more than anything else, many need deliverance from this sin. Therefore, before effective prayer can begin, one must repent from the sin of prayerlessness. Just remember, it is not 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 Name of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Amen!