I was privileged to serve in my campus fellowship for the most part of my campus life. I stayed in the fellowship secretariat. We used to have an uncompleted building beside the secretariat that people often visit to pray. There is hardly any evening or night or morning you won’t hear the voice of someone or people praying. We invested in prayers. Today, those investments are yielding dividends.

Friend, prayer is an investment in the bank of your destiny (Genesis 8:22). When you pray, you are not just involved in gymnastics or marking time. It is not a religious exercise that you do just to feel good or spiritual. It is an investment (1 Timothy 4:7-8). You must make up your mind never to enter into a future without prayer. It is entering into an empty future.

With prayers, you create possibilities in your tomorrow. Your possibilities in life are limited by and to your life of prayer (Ephesians 3:20). Sometimes, the person praying and the one who is not praying may look the same at the moment. It may even look as if the one praying is stupid or wasting time and wasting away. But time will tell.

Time will tell the difference between those who pray and those who do not (Malachi 3:18). Time will tell the difference between those who prepare for the future in the place of prayer and those who loaf about. When next someone tells you that you are wasting time praying or looks down on you when you pray, just tell him to wait and see. Time will tell.

Prayerlessness is an attack on your future of greatness. Don’t treat it casually (Luke 22:31-32). Don’t explain it away. Don’t use your busyness as an excuse. Don’t even confuse the fact that everything seems to be going fine with you physically or financially when you are prayerless as a sign of spiritual health. You are not truly healthy until you are healthy spiritually (3 John 1:2).

The first place laziness begins is in the place of prayer (Romans 12:11). It does not matter how active you are in other areas of your life, including ministry, if you are lazy in prayers, you are truly lazy (Matthew 26:40-41). Nobody has the gift of prayer. Everyone has to learn to pray. It starts with seeing prayer as a duty to carry out (Acts 6:4). Then, you follow it up with daily discipline until it becomes a delight. Don’t be lazy in prayers. Did you hear?

‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria