Did you know that God will not do anything
in the earth if His church doesn't pray?
In fact, every action that will be taken by God in the earth requires a praying church. The primary assignment of the church is "Prayer." As a matter of fact, in 2 Chronicles 7, we have a great example of a believer's responsibility when Solomon finished building the temple for the Lord, as they began to worship, there was a manifestation of God's presence. God gave instructions to the people that, if acted upon, would bring forgiveness and healing to their land. Verse 14 says, "If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land." God will intervene in the affairs of men if we, as the church, fulfill our responsibility to pray and seek His face.
In Matthew 21:13, Jesus described the house of God as a house of prayer. We need to stay focused on seeking God. With all the problems we are facing in our society today, the church has a responsibility to use the power that is available through prayer to bring about changes in our world.
2 Chronicles 16:9 in the Message Bible says, "God is always on the alert, constantly on the lookout for people who are totally committed to Him. You were foolish to go for human help when you could have had God's help..." God wants to help us, but we need to acknowledge that we need His help with a consistent prayer life.