Did you know there is a really stupid way to pray? It is to know what the Bible says, plan to disobey, and then pray, “God, bless me!” Today’s devotional explains. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
“I have heard, dozens of times, these words, ‘I made it a matter of prayer,’ and I have been ready to grow angry with the man who has uttered them. He has done a wrong thing, and he has excused himself because he says that he made it a matter of prayer. A young man married an ungodly young woman, and yet he said that he made it a matter of prayer! A Christian woman married an ungodly man, and when someone blamed her for disobeying the Word of God, she said that she made it a matter of prayer! If you had really sought divine guidance, you would not have dared to do what the Scriptures expressly forbid to a child of God.” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XXXVIII, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1892), p. 212-213]