If our prayers keep us idle then chances are we are not taking our prayers to their full redemptive potential!
I mean, there are a lot of people that hide behind prayer. They are the ones who have to “pray about everything.” Sometimes the greatest prayer we can pray is answering the need that is around us.
Prayer should produce activity. The truth is if we have to pray, but we also have to be proactive in our lives. We should pray as though everything depends on God and work as though everything depends on us.
George Buttrick: “Prayer is not a substitute for work, thinking, watching, suffering, or giving; prayer is a support for all other efforts.”
Let me ask you a question: Where have your prayers taken you? I mean, what has prayer caused you to do. You see, I believe that if we are praying it should produce something … some activity … some result.
James 5:16: “… The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.”
Prayer produces something … it should take us places.
Prayer helps us focus on that one thing that God has called us to.