Churches That Talk About Prayer or Churches That Really Pray

Churches That Talk About Prayer or Churches That Really Pray

Most churches talk about prayer. Some churches actually pray. Which one most characterizes your church?

  • Churches that only talk about prayer tell people to pray; churches that really pray teach people to pray.
  • Churches that only talk about prayer schedule prayer meetings; churches that really pray genuinely pray at prayer meetings.
  • Churches that only talk about prayer preach about prayer; churches that really pray preach about prayer and pray during preaching.
  • Churches that only talk about prayer may have a prayer list; churches that really pray use that list every day and report God’s answers.
  • Churches that only talk about prayer may have a prayer ministry among others; churches that really pray have a prayer ministry that covers every other ministry.
  • Churches that only talk about prayer have leaders who themselves talk about prayer; churches that really pray have leaders who model prayer.
  • Churches that only talk about prayer usually respond reactively to the enemy’s attacks; churches that really pray do so proactively in preparation for those attacks.
  • Churches that only talk about prayer hope that God will do great things; churches that really pray expect God to do something great.
  • Churches that talk about prayer don’t threaten the enemy; churches that really pray make him shake.

Which category most describes your church?

This article originally appeared here.

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Chuck Lawless
Chuck Lawless currently serves as Professor of Evangelism and Missions and Dean of Graduate Studies at Southeastern Seminary. You can connect with Dr. Lawless on Twitter @Clawlessjr and on at facebook.com/CLawless.