Immediately, after the tragic terrorist attack in California, there was another attack – this time on Christians and the power of prayer. The New York Daily News blasted the offensive headline in capital letters, “GOD ISN’T FIXING THIS.” They attacked four Republican candidates for president who offered prayers for the victims. Ted Cruz said, “Our prayers are with the victims…” Rand Paul said, “My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, families, and brave first responders…” Lindsey Graham tweeted, “Thoughts and prayers are with #San Bernardino” and Paul Ryan asked people to “Please keep the victims of #San Bernardino in your prayers.” This attack on prayer quickly became a trend on Twitter and is now known as #PrayerShaming.
This is an attack from Secular Progressives who refuse to believe in God. If there is no God, then prayer is simply a waste of time. But if there is a God, then prayer is not only important, it is vital. During this time when prayer is being attacked, I want to encourage you not to neglect the Christian’s duty and privilege to pray.
Do you believe prayer is important? Do you live a life of prayer?yet while many people believe in prayer, far too often we do not take the time to do it. Why is this? I think the reason many fail to pray is because most do not understand the importance, the significance, and the power of prayer.
E.M. Bounds writes, “[Prayer should not be regarded] as a duty which must be performed, but rather as a privilege to be enjoyed, a rare delight that is always revealing some new beauty." I agree with Andrew Murray “Faith in a prayer-hearing God will make a prayer-loving Christian.”
About Daniel King
Daniel King (www.kingministries.com) is a missionary evangelist who has preached the Gospel in over sixty nations. He has led over one million people to Jesus in the past ten years. Daniel and his wife Jessica live in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Daniel King’s latest book, The Power of Prayer: 31 Days to Radically Change Your Prayer Life is available on Amazon. It is an easy-to-read book that reveals the secrets of powerful prayer. It will enhance your prayer life and make your time with God more meaningful.