The constant labor of Satan is to separate you from God. To do that, he must keep you from prayer. If you don’t have a prayer life, you don’t have a Christian life. Prayer is so much a given that Scripture never makes a case for it — it’s just assumed (Mt 6:5; Lk 11:2). And as with individuals, so with Churches: from the very beginning they prayed (Acts 2:42), and then they kept praying (Eph 6:18).
So I know it’s deep winter, it’s cold, it’s dark, and everything in you wants to cocoon at home. Forget all that and, if you are comfortable gathering, join us for Selah tonight at 7p. We’ll be praying for the end of Coronavirus, for CPC’s schools (increasingly vital in the context of Washington State curriculum which includes mandatory sex-ed backed by Planned Parenthood), and ourselves in this odd and lonely time. And of course we’ll sing and have time for meditation and private prayer, led by Ross.
Don’t wait for prayer to appeal to your flesh. It’s faithful labor, not entertainment. Great things in the kingdom are far more often the product of a long obedience than of thrilling, momentary upheaval.