Archbishop Peter Jensen: Why do we avoid the joy of prayer?

I am writing this in the midst of a great prayer meeting. The Chapter House is crowded with people calling on the Lord for our city and our nation. We are not so much praying for our churches, but for the mission field by which we are surrounded.

I can’t tell you how much joy there is in the room, for that is the strange fact ”“ we find every excuse possible not to pray and not to meet for prayer, but when we do, the Lord’s presence is manifest and the Lord’s people build each other up. More importantly, we have the Lord’s specific promise to hear and respond to our prayers in his name.

Next time we have this opportunity to join together in prayer ”“ say ”˜No’ to the evil one who always wishes to frustrate our prayers, and readily join together to call on the name of our great Lord!

Read it all–a great reminder.


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One comment on “Archbishop Peter Jensen: Why do we avoid the joy of prayer?

  1. Already left says:

    For a great book on the subject, read “Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire” by Jim Cymbala of the Brooklyn Tabernacle. Good reading.