Things That Keep Us From Worship & Prayer


“Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not:
for I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren
the prophets, and of them which keep the
sayings of this book: worship God.”
Revelation 22:9.

One of the great challenges is telling people exactly how to worship our Lord, God. This is not easily grasped among some people. This responsibility to Worship can be confusing. How can we concentrate on our Creator? How do we fit HIM into our life?


There are so many distractions around us that the word “Worship”, can have a superficial meaning. The Act of Worshipping the Lord, Jehovah does not hold the
same meaning for everyone.


Yet, when we read the Holy Word, it becomes very obvious that worship was a central theme in the lives of the men that started with Abraham and down through the minor prophets such as Malachi.

The main theme of the last book of the Old Testament was instructions to return to the worship of Jehovah. The ideas of His Glorification, Power and Praise were very important in the lives of these Jews who held Jehovah above all else. This idea of worship is almost foreign to our way of thinking in our world today.

When we research the past lives of men like Nehemiah, the wall builder; Ezra, the temple architect; and Daniel, who visualized the coming return of events – their ideas are deeply imbedded into our mind and our souls.

Things That Keep Us From Worship & Prayer


Right now, one of the hindrance to the proper worship of Our Lord is in the use of drugs. One area where this is so prevalent is in the Federal Government. If drugs were magically stopped, the politicians would be deprived of giving white envelopes to the newsrooms by the crooked lawyers and the corrupt influence peddlers. Naturally, the toilets are flushed after the stuffed wrapper is used.

It certainly would be difficult for a bank to continue operating without huge amounts of cash being deposited. Wall street would be grasping for its very breath.

As a group, the American public must have the mental IQ of a 25-watt bulb. It is laborious for the majority to think. There are several reasons for this:

  • Laziness.
  • Government doles out the necessities.
  • Received Entitlements.
  • Ignorant teachings.
  • Unfamiliarity with the Holy Word.


In Odessa, Texas, there’s been a hue and a cry to help the children who are having trouble reading. We have had such an influx of children from Mexico that are bordering on stupid. Because of this influx of people who are socially and intellectually dull – it drags down the others who are not prepared.


It’s only a matter of time until the votes of said populace will elect people to lead us into more socialism and … finally, a dictatorship.




As one examines the culture in the Unites States, it is easy to notice certain spots where worship is sought by groups of people. Let’s look at the sports teams. Many of the youth and older people wear T-shirts that have the number of their favorite athletes. They might feel as invicible as their favorite sportsperson. But, it’s ludicrous to think that you’ll be like the athlete, if you put on their jersey.

People that want to be noticed put a sticker of their special team on the back window of their car. The driver wants everyone to notice that they support “Their Team”. Nothing else can be gained from the logo on the vehicle. Actually, from a bumper sticker would make more sense. Bumper stickers can either be humorous or serious.

If a person shows their sign of team support on their vehicle, others might construe that he or she is stupid or confused above the eyebrows. It is best to walk away from any physical or vocal contact with them. Don’t waste your time.



It is only natural that we listen to what another human being would communicate with us. However, it might be a fundamental flaw to accept the words of another. First, there should be a strong belief that he or she won’t lie to us. This in itself is a lie. All of us have a tendency to either embellish the facts or to outright lie.

Second, it is a fact most people don’t even know what the truth is – so believe little if anything of what is stated. We are not capable of knowing all of the facts.

Third, most people talk only to hear themselves convey some words.

These three excuses are reasons not to put your faith and or trust in what one person tells you.


The remark to never trust anyone is as valid now as it was in the past.


You can attribute as much to the truth as you desire. You should never trust, completely trust, in any words of another. Total acceptance will be fruitless.

There are many times when that is proven. The truth the brain does not work in the position where reason is used. God does not put this on His Creation but people do this to themselves. My father, when alive, referred to certain people as cannon fodder. The Lord, Christ never meant it to be like that.

We shouldn’t depend upon any other human to do much for us. Humans for the most part, are a bundle of contradictions and mistakes.

One example of how evil men and women can be is to look at the depravity of Obama, Hillary and Bill.

All three of these excuses for humans are liars. All three of these excuses for humans have brought disrespect on the United States. All three of these excuses for humans have few if any morals. All three of these excuses for humans have done tremendous harm to our Republic.


Yet there are many people who place their trust and faith in them & even worship them. What a mistake! The devil is a masterful conniver.



When we worship we pay courtesy or respect to a Divine Being. In the case before us today that would only be God, to Jesus His Son, and to the Holy Spirit.


The Christian knows there is no one or nothing else that can be worshiped.


The Jews when they had left Egypt were instructed to worship no other God in Exodus 34:14.

“For thou shalt worship no other God:
For the LORD, whose name is Jealous,
Is a jealous God.”


Moses constantly needed to remind the former slaves to not worship other gods such as described in Deuteronomy 30:17-18.

“But if thine heart turn away, so that thou
wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them;
I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall
surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong
your days upon the land, whither thou passest
over Jordan to go to possess it.”



When David wrote the Psalms, he would openly declare the superiority of Jehovah such as in Psalms 66:4.

“All the earth shall worship thee, and shall
sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name.


The Old Testament has many references to a worldly God. In that unique book of Zechariah at 14:17. Jerusalem was the place to worship God.

“And it shall be, that whoso will not come
up of all the families of the earth unto
Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of
hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.”


Jesus spoke about worship but God as stated in Luke 4:8.

“And Jesus answered and said unto him, get
Thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, thou
Shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only
Shalt thou serve.”


There is a long passage in John 4:20-24, that discusses worship.

“Our fathers worshipped in this mountain;
and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place
where men ought to worship.
Jesus said unto her, Woman, believe me,
the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in
this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship
the Father.”

“Ye worship ye know not what: we know what
we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the
true worshippers shall worship the Father in
spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such
to worship him.”

“God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him
Must worship Him in spirit and in truth.”


Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles, went to a specific place to worship God as told to us in Acts 24:11.

“Because that thou mayest understand,
that there are yet but twelve days since
I went up to Jerusalem for to worship.”


What can be learned from the Bible is that we are to worship God.

There are certain rules which we are to follow to worship the Almighty.

First, this is not to be done in a flippant way. Out mind and soul is to concentrate upon what we are doing. It is during this time our thoughts can be centered upon matters which show the power and might of the Lord. The following are what we should be thinking:

  • He has provided,
  • He has given life and health,
  • He has given protection,
  • He has forgiven our sins,
  • He has sent His Son,
  • He has assured us of eternal life, and
  • He has shown us The Bible.


Second, as we meditate – then all else should be dismissed from our minds.

Third, each day there should be a time for praising God Almighty!

Fourth, every Sunday is exactly what we call it: The Lord’s Day. Attend a worship service where God is extolled.

Fifth, Bible reading is important so that we know God’s instruction for each of us personally. He emphatically sends each one of us messages through Prayer.


All followers of Christ have an obligation to worship God within the depths of our souls and spirits.





  • Worship God daily.
  • Worship God in your very being.
  • Worship God alone.


God Bless Our Repubic.





“O worship the King all-glorious above,
O gratefully sing His power and His love:
Our shield and defender, the Ancient of Days,
Pavilioned in splendor and girded with praise.

O tell of His might and sing of His grace,
Whose robe is the light, whose canopy is space.
His chariots of wrath the deep thunder clouds form,
And dark is His path on the wings of the storm.

Your bountiful care, what tongue can recite?
It breathes in the air, it shines in the light;
It streams from the hills, it descends to the plain,
And sweetly distills in the dew and the rain.

Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail,
In you do we trust, nor find you to fail.
Your mercies, how tender, how firm to the end,
Our Maker, Defender, Redeemer, and Friend!

O measureless Might, unchangeable Love,
Whom angels delight to worship above!
Your ransomed creation, with glory ablaze,
In true adoration shall sing to your praise!”





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