As a teenager I can remember sitting in Sunday School class and hearing my teacher say, "we just need to pray about it." I didn't want to pray about it, I wanted to do something about "it", regardless of what "it" was. Prayer seemed like a waste of a young man's time. I loved the worship and the preaching in church, but I didn't see the importance of prayer. I thought that great worship and great preaching could solve anyone's problem. Now don't get me wrong. Great church worship and dynamic preaching are essential to church growth and health. There is, however, no substitute for prayer! The older I get and the farther on in ministry I go, I see that prayer really brings change in the lives of people.
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