I need to make a confession: I have been weak in prayer lately. Does that make me a Christian atheist? What I mean is that for the past number of years, five or so, I haven’t prayed much. I lead prayer meeting, and we pray at Leadership Team meetings, and I go to the ministerium monthly prayer meeting, and my family prays before meals and bedtimes, but personally, privately, I don’t pray much. Some people would say Christians who don’t pray much are Christian atheists.
It wasn’t always that way.
I really had my eyes opened to the importance of prayer in college. I took a course on prayer, taught by my wife’s father, though he wasn’t my father-in-law at the time. We not only read great books about prayer and studied what the Bible says about prayer, including the great prayers in the Bible, but we were also required…
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