GOD & NATIONAL PRAYERS
“Christians need to stop praying. Praying has not achieved anything for us as a country.”
Unless you have been living under the rock in Nigeria, you would have heard this expressed now and again.
But any Christian who pushes this sentiment is signing up for a job with the Dark Side – and it ain’t with the Sith Lord.
Jesus said “men always ought to pray and not lose heart,” Luk 18:1 and the Bible encourages us to “Pray without ceasing,” 1 Thes 5:17.
If Jesus expects us not to stop praying, it means praying is important.
But I understand the reason for the sentiment. People have been praying for things to get better in the country but things have been taking a walk on the downside.
If the problem is not in the activity – “praying” (Jesus says it’s important), the issue might be with the people doing the praying.
There are two reasons why this may be so.