Faced with a pile of problems, we may say with our lips that only prayer can solve them, yet we talk more than pray, worry more than pray, and scheme more than pray. In sum, everything is put before prayer. – Watchman Nee (1903 – 1972)
We may ignore prayer because it does not seem effective. Prayer is somewhat humiliating, because it reminds us that we are powerless, weak and needy before God. Jesus said it clearly when he said, “without Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5) Prayer is powerful because God is powerful and God invites us to pray.