Prayer is needed in our own lives, for those we love and for the Church. Only prayer can bring the breakthroughs that are necessary. You can call it revival, renewal or whatever term you like but we must have it. We must pray for God’s blessing and favor. We must get answers to our prayers.
Wherever provision is lacking, miracles are the only option and peace must be granted the answer is to pray. Persisting in prayer leads to prevailing prayer and prevailing prayer leads to powerful prayer. Powerful prayers are what get results.
But there are distinct reasons why prayers aren’t effective. These reasons can keep the power we need from being manifested in our lives and in the Church. James 5:16 tells us, “The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” But is unrighteousness the only reason why our prayers are not powerful and effective? There are certainly other reasons as well.