Don’t Forget to Pray

R.A Torrey provides this excellent reminder of the importance of prayer in the church: 

It was a master-stroke of the devil to get the church and the ministry to lay aside the mighty weapon of prayer. He does not mind at all if the church expands her organizations and her deftly contrived machinery for the conquest of the world for Christ, if she will only give up praying. He laughs softly, as he looks at the church of today, and says under his breath: ‘you can have your Sunday schools, your social organizations, your grand choirs, and even your revival efforts, as long as you do not bring the power of Almighty God into them by earnest, persistent, and believing prayers. (R.A. Torrey, How to Pray, 128-192).

 

God will not give his glory to another, which is part of the reason why he will not use and bless a church that is not praying. Praying makes a church focus on God, depend upon God, seek the grace of God, and makes a church useful to God.

Don’t forget to pray.