When was the last time you truly spent time on your knees praying for something? Not the quick little prayer uttered before meal or the “good night prayer” offered before your head hits the pillow. When was the last time you spent time in a real labor of prayer?
The church today is marked by prayerlessness and I wonder if it is because we have forgotten that prayer is actually powerful and effective. It moves mountains, changes nations, and transforms cultures. In short, prayer is powerful.
And yet, if our prayer lives were examined, any onlooker would likely conclude the opposite – they would discover something that is nonexistent or lacking any vigor, passion, or belief.