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We Do Not Enjoy Praying

Compare the attendance figures at your Church Services with those who attend the prayer meetings, or the figures at your bible study meetings with those of your prayer meetings. You will notice that fewer people attend prayer meetings in comparison. Have you thought why many Christians do not like attending prayer meetings in your Church?

Not a Priority

Some people, including Church leaders do not see praying as a priority for themselves or their congregation. A few short prayers and that is enough attention they can spare talking to God in one day.

As far as they are concerned, they have several other things to do and many places to go. For example, preparing sermons, church activities to attend and organise, work to go to, shopping to do, and meeting the needs of the family and children, are all priorities which compete with their time before God.

It has been mentioned that evangelism is the most important activity for a Christian and is on God’s mind. Some Christians prioritise evangelism above prayer, but without prayer, we can do nothing. We would not win a single soul for Christ without asking God to draw them near to Christ. Trying to evangelise without first praying is like going to the farm without the necessary tools to till the ground.

“Jesus answered, I am the way and the truth and the life. No man comes to the Father except through me” John 14:6.

Inability to Concentration

Praying requires concentration and stillness. It requires we focus on God and him only. That is hard for some people. They do not like quietness. They cannot sit still. They are restless and must be doing something. They need to know what is going on around them.

If they are in a prayer meeting, they are watching the time when it would all end. Praying is very boring and daunting to them.

Why do you not enjoy praying?

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