If prayer drives a church like an engine, then, by contrast, prayerlessness stalls a church. A sputtering chug unto a lurching halt (i.e., death of a local church) notwithstanding, prayerlessness is the height of arrogance on our part. It is to say to God that we can do it all by ourselves; that we are self-sufficient; that we know best. Are you seeing Eden in your mind's eye yet? Before we get too critical of Adam and Eve, let's take a survey of our own lives. How often do we cease to pray? How often do we relegate our divine interaction to the brevity of a blessing before a meal? I must confess my own toes are now sore.
How different--how much more vibrant--would our lives, our homes, our churches be if they were more characterized by prayer?
View the article linked below for more on the topic.
The Least Attended Church Meeting