Dangers of Prayerlessness

Dangers of Prayerlessness

Scripture: Matthew 16:18-19

“[18] And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock, I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it. [19] I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you lose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. ” KJV


It is important to take prayerlessness seriously. If you find yourself struggling with it, it is a dangerous thing that needs to be dealt with right away. Why?

Prayerlessness Limits the Manifestation of God’s Children:

We are the earth’s stewards for God. We are here on earth at this specific time so that we can accomplish great things for Him. But we must constantly pray because we depend on the Lord for direction and protection. God gives his children amazing revelations through prayer. The great things we are meant to accomplish on earth cannot be realized if we don’t pray. According to Matthew 16:18–19, we need to learn how to combat prayerlessness because it prevents the growth of God’s kingdom. Due to its frequent misuse, this verse is frequently misinterpreted. Similar to other verses, some of this is a result of translation. Greek writing reveals a relationship that is less obvious in English. Jesus responds to Peter’s claim that He is the Christ, the Son of the Living God, in this passage. He praised Peter for understanding this and insisted that God the Father had given him this understanding (Matthew 16:13–17).

According to; Roman Catholics cite this passage by Jesus as proof that Peter was given the first special position in the earthly church. They consider Peter to have been the first Pope and believe that Jesus granted him dominion over the other disciples and all believers at this time. That statement implies that Peter himself will serve as the “rock” on which Jesus will construct his temple.

However, we should concentrate on the risks associated with a lack of prayer. Since most Christians may not be aware that a lack of prayer can result in backsliding, I’d like us to re-evaluate one of the statements as we think about it.

Symptom of Backsliding

Backsliding is a process; it doesn’t occur all at once. Lack of prayer may be the beginning of it. You become spiritually dry and eventually give up on your faith when you come up with reasons not to pray.

You are not the only person who experiences difficulty with prayerlessness. The disciples of Jesus asked him to teach them how to pray because they had difficulty doing so. They watched his life and realized how committed Jesus was to prayer and the impact it had on his life. The disciples were aware of the effectiveness of prayer and desired to incorporate it into their daily routines.  (Luke 11:1–13).

Finally, if you have been having trouble praying, hold onto hope. As we will be discussing how to combat prayerlessness tomorrow, there is still time for you to get your prayer life back on track and learn how to combat it. Join me as we expose these truths together tomorrow.


Dear Lord! Please, teach us how to pray and give us the wisdom to maintain a prayerful lifestyle and the grace to consistently pray without ceasing, amen.

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Pastor Bob (Idamiebi Benson Bob-Manuel) is a husband and father of three. Born and raised in Nigeria he moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in 2019 to pursue a calling from the Lord to build an in-person and online ministry. After serving in various ministerial capacities for 18 years, Bob was ordained as a Pastor in January 2018. Since coming to Canada he has served at The Bridge Church, a ministry under the covering of the Foursquare Church of Canada and currently serves as an associate pastor with Wellsprings Victory Church in Regina, Saskatchewan. Bob has a passion for sharing the word of God through preaching, teaching, and worship. He believes in the power and righteousness of servant leadership and has devoted his life to walking the path that God has placed before him. Bob is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Christian Leadership through distance learning with Trinity Western University British Columbia, Canada.

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