We have a weekly prayer meeting at Crystal Park Baptist Church. This week the total number of people in attendance was… one; me.
And don’t get me wrong I’m not ranting about any specific church because this problem seems to be endemic to most churches (I’ll post a few notable exceptions tomorrow, like Metropolitan Tabernacle… and yes, I know it was the 1st of January).
Why is it that corporate prayer (and by implication I’m guessing that individual prayer is also a mess) is so consistently under valued by God’s people? Why is the opportunity to commune with the creator and sustainer of the universe so frequently passed up in favour of whatever other fleeting present pleasures temporarily amuse?
Can’t help thinking of James 4:8,