Spiritual Warfare: 'Doubt and Divided Loyalty Hinders Prayer'

God's Power for Our Battles — Tuesday, November 8, 2022

But when you [pray and] ask [God], be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.
— James 1:6-7 NLT

Today's Prayer

Lord, I confess that MANY times in my past prayer life I have asked for help while I was sure the prayer wouldn’t help at all. I have prayed with doubts for the majority of my life. I have wavered, questioned You, and focused on my fears instead of Your promises, and I now realize that this has negated my prayers and fed my fears. Forgive me. Lead me gently home, Father, and help me to learn again to live a life of faith like a newborn Christian. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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Illustration of James 1:6-7 NLT — But when you [pray and] ask [God], be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.

About This Devotional

Spiritual Warfare is a daily devotional about God's power for our battles.

The Prayer for Spiritual Warfare is written by Steve Hemphill.