I opened my Bible and prayer journal but couldn't pray.
I was angry.
How could I expect to hear from God when I was already ignoring His conviction to repent and apologize for my anger?
"Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven ... and in whose spirit is no deceit ... your hand was heavy upon me ... Then I acknowledged my sin to you ... and you forgave the guilt of my sin ... Therefore let everyone who is godly pray to you while you may be found ... you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance." Psalm 32:1,4-7
No one is completely pure. We all have sins we haven't yet acknowledged.
But when we're aware of God's conviction, we cannot ignore it and remain in right relationship with Him.
Repentance is a key to healthy, effective prayer, so let's develop a habit of thoughtful self-examination every time we pray.
Have you experienced times when un-confessed sin blocked your prayers?
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