Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Many Pastors Fail to Take Prayer Seriously

Taking the power of prayer seriously

by Ken Walker

Dutch Sheets has seen the power of prayer. Whether he is praying on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, in airports, or at his church, he has witnessed his prayers make a difference.

"When I came to a revelation and believed deep in my heart that my prayers could make a difference and mattered, it changed my world," says the author of the new book, "Authority in Prayer."

That is the revelation Sheets is looking to pass on to other church leaders who offer only a quick "thank you, Lord" before passing the offering plate, and do not engage their churches in serious prayer.

The Colorado Springs minister says many pastors fail to guide their congregations into ongoing intercession because they don’t believe it works. Sheets thinks the idea that God is sovereign can be taken to such a theological extreme that some people reason that God will act regardless of prayer===>Click headline to access complete article . . .

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