Resist the Sloppiness of Casual Prayer

By Adrian Rogers


“Now I beg you, brethren, through the Lord Jesus Christ, and through the love of the Spirit, that you strive together with me in prayers to God for me.” Romans 15:30

One thing I’m trying to cure myself of is casual prayer. Prayer that’s not intense. Prayer that costs little.

Do you know that the Bible calls prayer “wrestling”? When Paul said, “That you strive together,” the picture is one of a wrestling match.

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  1. In that case, where does that leave the prayer you pray throughout the day? Also, the Bible says pray for ALL men. How can I pray for that serial killer with the same fervancy I pray for my son? I long to pray fervantly, and I do. But sometimes it’s harder.

    • I agree with you, I have always and still do struggle with “fervency” in prayer. I think that this is a common issue amongst those that believe – many will not admit it. I have gotten better, but I have “oh so far” to go. It is difficult to pray for those that have deeply hurt you, or for those that have committed grievous wrongs. This is only my opinion – I think the fact that all of this is of concern to you shows your heart, and it shows that you are on the right track.

Luke 21:36 "Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man."

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