The Sin Of Prayerlessness
By Andrew Murray
What is the reason many thousands of Christian workers in the world have not greater influence? Nothing save this – the prayerlessness of their service. In the midst of all their zeal in the study and in the work of the church, of all their faithfulness in preaching and conversation with the people, they lack that ceaseless prayer which has attached to it the sure promise of the Spirit, and the power from on high (Luke 11:1-13).
It is nothing but the sin of prayerlessness which is the cause of the lack of a powerful spiritual life…The indispensable thing is not preaching, not pastoral visitation, not church work, but fellowship with God in prayer until we are clothed with power from on high! To be prayerless is to be powerless.