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15 Excuses For Not Praying (or having a quiet time)

Good to read one at a time by several students on stage, like a goofy skit.

  • What? I can't miss (latest popular tv show) now! I'm too into it!

  • I haven’t seen the latest episode of “Survivor 41,” either.

  • I need to spend more time with my family...yah, that's family.

  • I feel overweight...I need to exercise to burn off those calories I consumed today.
  • I’m too sleepy in the morning to read my Bible.

  • I’m too sleepy at night to read the Bible.

  • I’ve already been to church this week. Isn’t that enough time for God?

  • This Physics textbook is so exciting...I’ll start having quiet times more regularly after I finish it.

  • I have way too much homework.

  • My “It’s-All-About-Me” and “Studmuffin Today” magazines came in the mail, and I’ll waste away if I don’t read them tonight!

  • I’ve got so much to do around the house. I have to clean my room, walk the dog, scoop its poop, change the litter box, pick on my little brother.....

  • I just don’t feel like spending time with the Lord.

  • I have to go to work after school. By the time I get home, I’m too fried to spend time with God.

  • It doesn’t really hurt me to skip my quiet time today, does it?

  • It doesn’t hurt to go a week without a quiet time, does it?

Does it?

Seven days without prayer makes one weak.

By David Boehi (revised by Danette Matty)

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