Prayer Is Power
One of the most profound statements about prayer is found in Luke 18:1: “They (men) should always pray and not give up.” This is exactly what happens in our daily lives. We either learn to pray or we get discouraged and give up. Christ confronts us with two inescapable choices: either we learn to cry out to an unseen Father who is ever present with us, or else we must lose heart and give up. The only positive direction is to learn to pray. Prayer is almost a forgotten art in most of our churches. We have substituted emotionalism, flashy preaching, organizational techniques, church growth success methods and busyness for real spirituality in prayer. Methods move men to busyness but prayer moves God to move men to spiritual activity.