Neglect of Prayer

A fisherman was at sea with his godless companions when a storm came up and threatened to sink their ship. His friends begged him to pray; but he said, “It’s been a long time since I’ve done that or even entered a church.” At their insistence, however, he finally cried out, “O Lord, I haven’t asked anything of You in 15 years, and if You help us now and bring us safely to land, I promise I won’t bother You again for another 15!”

Unfortunately, many people view prayer as an escape mechanism rather than a constant line of communication with God.

Source: The Speaker’s Quote Book, Roy, Zuck
Submitted by the homiletics class of West Coast Baptist College

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