Have you ever considered that our lack of prayer could be a sin? I have to admit that I had never thought about not praying being a sin until just the last several days. When I look around at all that is taking place in this world as well as taking place in the lives of those around me, myself included, I have to ask “are we praying?” The answer to that question is one only we can answer individually, but for myself, I have to say I am complaining more that I am praying.
In 1 Samuel 12, Samuels gives his farewell speech to the nation of Israel and in it he declares “…God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you…” (23). What if our unwillingness to pray to God has allowed sin to come into our life’s? Or on the flip side, what if our prayers could prevent some of our trials and tribulations? These are questions that I want you to ask yourself and ask God.