I am convinced that prayerlessness:

1. Is a sin against God (1 Sam. 12:23).

2. Is direct disobedience to the command of Christ (“watch and pray,” Mt. 26:41).

3. Is direct disobedience to the Word of God (“pray without ceasing,” 1 Thes. 5:17).

4. Makes me vulnerable to temptation (“watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation,” Mt. 26:41).

5. Expresses independence – no need for God.

6. Gives place to the Enemy and makes me vulnerable to his schemes (Eph. 6:10-20; Dan. 10).

7. Results in powerlessness.

8. Limits (and defines) my relationship with God.

9. Hinders me from knowing His will, His priorities, His direction.

10. Forces me to operate in the realm of the natural (what I can do) versus the supernatural (what He can do).

11. Leaves me weak, harried, and hassled.

12. Is rooted in pride, self-sufficiency, laziness, and lack of discipline.

13. Reveals a lack of real burden and compassion for others.