That Your Prayers May Not Be Hindered

But if we [really] are living and walking in the Light as He [Himself] is in the Light, we have [true, unbroken] fellowship with one another.

1 John 1:7

One area of our lives we believers need to particularly guard is the area of our relationships. We simply have to heed the Word of God where they’re concerned. Let’s not fuss with one another and criticize one another so much that we hinder the forces that God has given us to make us successful in this world.

Strife also causes trouble in the spirit realm. It opens the door to the devil. It keeps our prayers from being answered. It even keeps our angels from moving on our behalf!

Peter wrote to husbands in 1 Peter 3:7 to live considerately with their wives. He said, “…bestowing honor on the woman as the weaker sex, since you are joint-heirs of the grace of life, in order that your prayers may not be hindered.” Husbands and wives. Parents and children. Co-workers. Fellow church members. All of us need to wake up to the danger of strife and start walking in love.

Shed the light of God’s Word on your relationships. Dig into and get a revelation of the fact that we are all part of each other. Recognize that, as Ephesians tells us, we are one Body and one Spirit, and be eager and strive earnestly to guard and keep the harmony and oneness of that Spirit (Eph. 4:3-4).

Let the power of God flow in all of your relationships. Learn to walk in the light!


Scripture Reading: Romans 15:1-7

What do YOU think?



  1. FreeManInChrist says:

    Hi Tree, I read your brief article about strife and how we treat one another. The apostles wrote about this, notice all of the “one another” and “each other” scriptures. I think God has always been concerned how we treat each other. Strife and confusion plays a big role. As it is written “where there is strife and confusion there is every evil work.”

    James 3:15-17 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)

    15 Such wisdom does not come down from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. (A) 16 For where envy and selfish ambition (KJV uses STRIFE) exist, there is disorder and every kind of evil. 17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peace-loving, gentle, compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, without favoritism and hypocrisy.

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