“Lack of prayer is a declaration of independence from God.”

I heard this said at a youth ministry conference in 2008 and it has stuck with me ever since. When you think about it, the quote really is true. When we pray, we honor God as God. When we don’t, we honor ourselves by basically telling God, “I got this.”

I wonder what might happen if we, as a church, devoted ourselves to prayer?

Do you remember the prayer maybe you prayed as a kid at meal times, “God is great, God is good, let us thank Him for our food”? Forget the food part (and the fact that food and good do not rhyme!) and think about this prayer. If God is truly great and God is truly good, shouldn’t we pray in dependence upon Him? Shouldn’t we become a people of prayer?

I tell people all the time that if you want something to change in your relationship with God you must be willing to do something different than you have been doing. This Sunday we will give every person in our church the opportunity together to pray possibly in a new way. I can’t wait to see how God moves in and through the people of Trinity Baptist Church as, together, we devote ourselves to praying to a God who is great and who is good.

Acts 2:42 says “They devoted themselves to the apostles teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer.”