Why Is It So Hard to Pray?

from Mar 07, 2019 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

Here’s an excerpt from Why Is It So Hard to Pray?, Burk Parsons’ contribution to the March issue of Tabletalk:

It’s hard to pray because humbling ourselves, getting over ourselves, and coming to the end of our stubborn and sinful selves is hard. When we pray, we die to self, and death hurts. That’s why our flesh fights so hard against prayer. When we pray, we are entering into real warfare against our flesh and against the flaming arrows of our accuser and his host. Although they are not afraid of us, they are terrified of the One within us and who is for us, and they despise that we are praying to the One who has crushed them and will destroy them.

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