I recently asked the West Campus congregation to join me in a couple of days of prayer and fasting for our church, and there were a handful of people that responded and showed up. Even still, I notice that there’s often some resistance to this sort of thing. I even feel it myself. I have a tendency to be very productivity focused, and well… prayer often doesn’t feel like a very productive thing to do.
So I thought this topic might be a good thing to open up for discussion. Specifically, what’s the deal with fasting? Is it like a starvation protest where we twist God’s arm and get Him to do what we want Him to do?
What about prayer? Why do you think churches and people don’t pray more often? Why does an hour of prayer seem impossible to most of us? Do you prefer to pray alone or with a group? Is it difficult to keep you attention focused?
I’d love to hear what you guys think, so please post your comments.