Why is prayer so hard? Why don’t Christians and the Church take prayer as seriously as the early Church? Why don’t we want to gather together as a body and honestly ask and believe God to answer our prayers? After all, the Church was born in a prayer meeting in the upper room. Why has the privilege of personal and corporate prayer become so unattractive to Christians?
I think our level of expectation for God to truly answer or intervene is low. Do we really believe that God answers prayers that move mountains?
Can you imagine what a church body that met regularly and sought the face of God with a humble and contrite heart would look like? Throughout the Bible, God encourages us to embrace the power of prayer to change everything in our lives.
See 1 John 5:14-15 and Matthew 6:6.
If we believe that these biblical texts are true, then why is prayer, both personal and corporate, not of vital importance in our lives?