Archive for May 7th, 2018

Power of Prayer

May 7, 2018

“We are too busy to pray, and so we are too busy to have power. We have a great deal of activity, but we accomplish little. Many services, but few conversions; much machinery, but few results.” – R.A. Torrey

Unfortunately many churches today are like the quote by R. A. Torrey, they have many services, few conversions and few results. This is a good way to evaluate a church.

Prayer meeting is the key. Is it just another service or activity or do people actually pray. Unfortunately in many churches, prayer meeting has become a midweek service. Much activity but no prayer. You can have a part in changing that and bring power back into your church. How?

Start with prayer yourself, everyday pray for your Pastor, church leaders, Sunday School teachers. Teach your children and grandchildren to pray. Get a small group or even one friend and while others go to activities you spend that time in sincere prayer. Our churches need power not programs. Action not activity. More service not services.

If you have been guilty of prayerlessness, confess that to God, ask forgiveness and start today to make prayer the most important part of your day. Let us be part of the solution to bring power into our local church.

2 Thessalonians 1:11  Wrherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power: