A Culture of Prayer
This Sunday, Lord willing, I'll be preaching about our sixth core value: Culture of Prayer. Prayer is the neglected stepchild of the American church. If you want to guarantee a small gathering, promote it as a prayer meeting. And yet prayer is the means ordained by God to unleash his plan and power in the church and the world. No prayer, no power. Know prayer, know power.
Anne Graham Lotz has written persuasively about the crucial role of prayer in our nation:
"When faced with God's righteous judgment, there is nothing ... nothing ...no politics or president, no government or agreement, no institution or organization, no media or ministry, no economy or military, no alliance or treaty ... nothing will turn our nation around except prayer. Heartfelt, desperate prayer. Prayer where the prayers rend their hearts, return to the Cross, and repent of personal and national sin. Only prayer that moves heaven can change a nation. And that's a Daniel Prayer." The Daniel Prayer, page 20.
This Sunday, I'll be preaching on Daniel 10 - the Daniel Prayer. We'll look at two reasons to pray. Then, two ways to pray. Don't miss!