Why God Tells Jeremiah Not to Pray: Jeremiah 7:16
God tells Jeremiah not to pray for the people of Judah in Jeremiah 7:16, but Christians are told to pray on every occasion, so does that mean there are times when we shouldn’t pray?
Jeremiah’s Historical Setting
Jeremiah tells the people that they have been disobeying God by stealing, adultery, and idol worship, and that God did not hesitate to let the tabernacle be destroyed and the ark of the covenant be taken by the Philistines when they treated it like a lucky rabbit’s foot.
Jeremiah should not pray for things to stay the same, with His people believing they are protected from the consequences of their sins because they are near sacred things, because God has a need to clean out His promised land from corruption and a wrong attitude toward His holiness.
Jesus Cleans House
When Jesus gets out his whip and cleans out the temple of the money changers in Matthew 21, he quotes Jeremiah 7:11 (a den of robbers). It was time for Jesus to do a big house cleaning!
Jesus Cleans House in Us
In Jeremiah 7:16, God tells Jeremiah not to pray for the people, and Christians today must fight the attitude of being at ease with their holy things. Instead of asking God to remove the consequences of sin, we can pray that the consequences will lead people to God.
Who did God tell to stop praying?
Then, in Exodus 14:15, God essentially tells Moses, “Stop praying!” As a pastor who preaches on prayer all the time, I find that very interesting.
What is the main message in the book of Jeremiah?
His book is intended as a message to the Jews in exile in Babylon, explaining the disaster of exile as God’s response to Israel’s pagan worship: the people, according to Jeremiah, are like an unfaithful wife and rebellious children, and their infidelity and rebelliousness made judgment inevitable, though restoration and a new beginning are still possible.
How did Jesus say not pray?
In the synagogues, where many people gathered to pray, Jesus spoke against those who prayed loudly just to be seen and praised by others, and he began his teaching on prayer here by saying how not to pray: Don’t show off.
What would happen if a person has no prayer life?
Doubts, discouragement, fatigue, distraction, inner restlessness, haste, despair, and self-righteousness can be enemies of prayer, fostering disunity. Life without prayer is a life without power.
What are silent prayers?
Silent prayer, or even a moment of silence at a public solemn event, is practiced in many cultures by people of various religions and those who have no religious affiliations, and the divine power of Spirit that can be felt during silent prayer helps us feel our Father in heaven’s healing and protecting presence.
What did Jeremiah say about Jesus?
Jesus establishes the new covenant4 with his blood through his death on the cross, where God’s law is written on people’s hearts, God is their God, and they are God’s people; all of this is fulfilled in Jesus Christ.
What does Jeremiah 1111 say in the Bible?
u201c Therefore thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will bring evil upon them, which they shall not be able to escape; and though they shall cry unto me, I will not hearken unto them,u201d reads Jeremiah 11:11 in the King James Bible.
How did Jeremiah respond to God?
It is said that he protested Yahweh’s (God’s) call to prophesy by saying, “I do not know how to speak, for I am only a youth,” but he was assured by Yahweh that he would put his own words into Jeremiah’s mouth and make him a “prophet to the nations.”
Is it a sin to pray to saints?
It is good and useful suppliantly to invoke them, and to have recourse to their prayers, aid, and help for obtaining benefits from God, through His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, Who alone is our Redeemer and Saviour, according to Catholic Church doctrine.
What was Jesus last prayer?
Given that it is an intercession for the coming Church, John 17:1u201326 is commonly known as the Farewell Prayer or the High Priestly Prayer, and it is by far the longest prayer of Jesus in any of the gospels.
Is Father a prayer?
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
What is the meaning of a person without prayer is like a tree without roots?
“A people without knowledge of their past history, origin, and culture is like a tree without roots,” said the late Marcus Garvey, implying that poor African American communities are in danger, owing to all of those fallen trees dealing with lack of education, depression, and hopelessness.
What are the benefits of prayer?
Prayer can elicit feelings of gratitude, compassion, forgiveness, and hope, all of which are associated with healing and wellness. Positive feelings – prayer can elicit feelings of gratitude, compassion, forgiveness, and hope, all of which are associated with healing and wellness.
What is prayer used for?
Prayer is frequently used as a form of faith healing in an attempt to use religious or spiritual means to prevent illness, cure disease, or improve health, with scientific studies focusing primarily on its effect on the healing of sick or injured people.