MEN-PLEASERS ARE NEVER POWERFUL IN PRAYER - ACTS 4:18-20; JAMES 4:4

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One of the reasons people are not powerful in prayer is because they are men-pleasers at the expense of God. It takes courage to pray because the devil will always attack your prayer time by bringing people to whom you can hardly say, “No.” Of course, because you don't want to look like somebody from heaven, disconnected from human beings, you succumb. I tell believers to be careful that you don’t have people in your life to whom you cannot say “no”; people that are not of God because if you do, the devil will always have them as his entry point into your life.
 
If you are fond of saying, “I'm praying,” every time people come to see you, you will hardly have any friends, but you can find the time to have that closet-kind of environment. It can be found, it can be available, like Jesus did early in the morning. He didn't offend anybody because they had not woken up. He woke up earlier than everybody, but to do that, He had to conquer His flesh to get a closet where He could pray. 
 
Pray to your Father in secret and He will reward you openly with miracles, signs and wonders. You need to conquer your flesh. Many people cooperate with their flesh and the narrative of their life is one of prayer failure. God wants you to be a prayer champion, a powerful person in prayer and you need to look at this principle of discovering the best time to have a closet atmosphere. 
 
 
PRAYER: Lord, I receive courage, boldness and wisdom to fight for my closet time and prayer hour. I declare a divine separation from anyone who can be the devil’s handle in my life in Jesus’ name. Amen!
 
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Numbers 22:21-23:30, Luke 1:57-80, Psalm 58:1-11, Proverbs 11:12-13