Lie #1: Prayer is Hard. God is so busy and so holy and so far away that I have to work really hard and try really hard to get His attention.
The Truth: God is near me (Acts 17:27) and He is attentive to my prayers (I Peter 3:12). I really believe that from God’s point of view prayer is supposed to be easy, natural, and pleasurable for both of us.
Lie #2: God’s will is always done. I should just pray for strength to accept it.
The Truth: Not everything that happens is the will of God! God is not evil and cannot be tempted by evil (James 1:13) and yet evil is everywhere we turn. One of my favorite bits of advice is ‘Think Noble Things of God’. I believe God is Just, Good, Holy, Loving and Generous, and I don’t chalk up the evil I see around me to God’s will.
Lie #3: God doesn’t work the way He used to.
The Truth: God works powerfully today, and He intends for us to work powerfully with Him through prayer in bringing about His will on the earth.
What do you think? What are some lies you have believed about prayer?