Our prayer life is evidence of our faith in God. We can allow our past discouragements with God to impact our present heart negatively and thus affect our prayer life. How can our heart be strengthened so that our prayer life flourishes?
When we receive the gift of rebirth in Jesus Christ, our new hearts want to enjoy the beauty of God bursting through all areas of life, which He designed for all of us! However, we often allow an unseen parasite called bitterness to grow into a destructive lifestyle filled with overwhelming poison and inevitable bondage.
The more we see/experience God’s grace at work in our lives, the more willing and able we are to forgive others that have wronged us. Conversely, the more we are self-righteous, the less likely we are to forgive others.