Why Bother? - 1 Samuel 1:1-20
Series: ONLY BY PRAYER
We all go through seasons in which our passion for certain activities decreases. Maybe we simply lose interest over time. Or we get busy doing other things. We encounter some crisis or resistance that shakes our confidence. We begin to question if it’s worth the time and energy we’re investing. We lose heart.
The same can happen in our prayer lives. If we’re not careful, we can lose our motivation and, before we know it, either stop praying altogether or fall into patterns of puny, formulaic prayers in which we hastily come before God and mindlessly and superficially run through a list of things we’d like Him to do in our lives.
God doesn’t ever want you to forget who you’re talking to in prayer. Nor does He want you to be satisfied with a half-hearted prayer life. He wants you to earnestly and boldly seek Him with your whole heart (Jeremiah 29:12-13) and to trust that He is able to move mountains.
Never underestimate the influence of an ordinary person who comes before an extraordinary God in prayer.