Fear of God Devotional: Why Do We Neglect Prayer Meetings?

What is a reason many people neglect prayer meetings? How do church leaders cultivate a renewed prayer life?

Dennis Gunderson explains in this video that prayer meetings have often deteriorated into gatherings of just a handful of people. One reason that so few people show up is because of the way they are led during the meeting. They are led by men who are not men who pray often.  

Another reason is few people show is because the men who lead the prayer times bring no leadership to the meeting whatsoever. They simply ask those gathered what they want to do.  It is vital that leaders of the church show up to a prayer meeting already prepared and encourage those gathered to pray for different areas — to pray for the persecuted church or to pray that the Kingdom of God will continue to spread.

1 Timothy 2:8 (NKJV) – “I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.”