Last weekend we had Pentecost Sunday. In the book of Acts they spent 7 days straight in prayer meetings right before the day of Pentecost. No sermons, worship bands, conferences on revival, or Bible studies. After those 7 days of prayer, they were anointed with power, then Peter immediately gave a message that can be read in just several minutes. Peter didn’t say a word about the love of God, or that “God has a wonderful plan for your life”; he said, twice, that “You crucified Christ.” Then 3,000 came to Christ.
Many were posting and talking about Pentecost Sunday last week… and that’s our problem. All we do is talk, talk, talk, and watch the country collapse. How many churches had 7 days of prayer meetings last week? How many even have ONE prayer meeting going on during the week? When’s the last time you prayed with other believers? From looking for a church the past two years, I know that the prayer meeting is MIA from most churches. The few churches that do have prayer meetings usually have something like a “worship and prayer service.” Apparently, Americans won’t show up to pray unless the worship band is involved to take up more of the time.
I heard one pastor say recently that “in spite of all our big churches, we haven’t made a dent in the culture.” He’s right. The culture has and continues to make a big dent in the church.
No prayer, no power.
We have 8 prayer meetings going during the week by phone conference call and by Zoom, should you want to participate.