PRAYER: Oh LORD my GOD, save me to be YOUR real subject, son/daughter and worshiper in spirit and in truth, through Christ Jesus, Amen!
WHY PRAY THIS?: Many people suppose that religion with all its activities and customs is obedience and when Someone say otherwise, they gnash their teeth and scoff. The LORD said in Matthew 15:8-9 that “This people draws near to ME with their mouth, and honors ME with their lips, but their heart is far from ME. But in vain they worship ME, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”
Turn on the TV or radio, and you will be exposed to hours of religious programming and preaching. Open your paper to advert section, and you will see +percentage of it filled with advertisements for church services and religious activities. There is no shortage of religious meetings and Bible studies. Yet I take a second look and everywhere I see lawlessness and corruption. I see wickedness on the right hand and on the left, before me and behind. The land is filled with vileness. Pride is spread everywhere. Greed is a contagious disease spread by a mere glance or thought. I take a third look and see that some of us who call ourselves Christians are no less to blame than those who make no profession of faith. There is nothing left but show and sham. “If there is one sin condemned by the LORD, it is hypocrisy.” Therefore the ones who call themselves Christians are more guilty. If I were you, I will pray this too “Dear LORD and Redeemer, as I call you LORD, LORD, resourcefully enable me to do what I think and say right in Jesus name!” Peace be unto You!