Don’t Let Sin Stop You From Praying

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  • March 03, 2014

We must pray with ever vigilant attention. And this will be possible if we understand well with whom we are conversing, and that during such time we are his servants offering sacrifice to God. We must pray with contrition, with tears, with reverence, with serenity and great calmness. Even though you are a sinner, approach God with prayer, that you may be reconciled with him; give him an opportunity to forgive your sins, which he will, in order to reveal his love for mankind.

Our sins should not stop us from prayer. We should be ashamed of our sins, but they should not keep us from our prayers.

Even though you are a sinner, approach God with prayer, that you may be reconciled with him; give him an opportunity to forgive your sins, which he will, in order to reveal his love for mankind.

If you are afraid to approach God because of your sins, you are actually hindering him, to the extent, at least, that is dependent upon you, from expressing his goodness and the wealth of his providential care. Remove afar, therefore, every hesitation and doubt about prayer because of sin. 

Saint John Chrysostom

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About Ajay Thomas

Ajay lives in Philadelphia with his wife Shainu and their kids Hannah and Micah. He is responsible for preaching and vision as a pastor at Seven Mile Road. He loves God, family, food, and football - in that order.

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