Adapted by Brian Kemper
If you don’t pray – you don’t deserve to lead! My intent in this article is not to hold your hand or cheer you on with sweet words of encouragement to a more fulfilling prayer life. My intent however, is to be clear and direct about what you already know you should be doing. I know the pressures, the schedules and the demands of leadership. So let’s not play games about why we don’t pray. Let’s embrace the truth even if it hurts.
Why We Don’t Pray
The truth is, we don’t pray because we are too busy, too lazy, or we simply don’t care. You and I both know we don’t need another book on prayer. We’ve read and highlighted most of them already, but still we are not praying. We have prayer books, prayer tapes, prayer calendars, prayer meetings and prayer lunches, yet we still don’t pray. We are in a prayer crisis in our ministries and in our churches. If you as a leader are not involved in personal prayer, how can you ever expect to lead God’s people?