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Do You Pray?

I recently read that the average Pastor spends five minutes in prayer a day.  The early church was quite different.  Acts 6:4 says, “But we will give ourselves continually to prayer and the ministry of the word.”  What a contrast to the Church today!  Our Lord had a word for such a situation as we find in many places.  Mark 11:17 says, “Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves.”  Many churches are places of music, drama and little preaching.  For the modern church, prayer is too dull. We need a fast moving program that will attract and hold a crowd. Instead of prayer, most have entertainment. Is it any wonder we know very little of holiness?

II Chronicles 7:14 says, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked way; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” We need to see prayerlessness as a wicked sin that can destroy our land.  So, the question must be asked, do you pray?  It is the calling of all true believers.  John Bunyan said, “The reason one does not pray is because they are not saved.”  

Lord teach us to pray! 

Pastor Don Rice