Monday, November 07, 2016

The Shocking, Abysmal, and Embarrassing Failure of Churches to Pray

This Sunday, a vast majority of evangelical churches will gather for singing and preaching and reading Scripture and perhaps even a few baptisms and the Lord’s Supper. There will also be some praying.

In comparison to everything else, though, there will be just a little bit of prayer—a transition as a few musicians scurry off-stage, a quick “thank-you” to God after collecting the offerings, a prayer for God’s Spirit to work on the hearers of the sermon.

All in all, you might pray for a few minutes, almost always as a passive observer. Read More
In Anglican churches the problem is more one of prayer that is perfunctory and not heart-felt.

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