Some Key Quotes Which Pertain To Our Work
“The church is not praying.” Face-to-face quote stated by David Bryant (Founder of Concerts of Prayer International) David Bryant is one of the most knowledgeable people in the country concerning the state of the American church regarding prayer.
There is no accountability in the American church. People thought it would come through small groups, but they have only been able to address the soft issues. Stated by George Barna as a verbal addendum to previously produced seminar material.
If you can get men to start meeting together, that would be really beneficial. No one is getting that done, not even Promise Keepers. Paraphrase of a face-to-face statement made by Dr. Cornell Haan, Co-founder of The Presidential Prayer Team (statement was made when Promise Keepers still had a relatively broad reach in the nation).
As I have traveled the country speaking on the subject of prayer, I have been shocked by how many people have said to me that they did not know how to pray. Paraphrase of a face-to-face statement made by Jonathan Graf (Founder and former Sr. Editor of Pray! Magazine, Founder, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Prayer Connect magazine and President of the Church Prayer Leaders Network).
“Pastors and churches have to get uncomfortable enough to say, ‘We are not New Testament Christians if we don’t have a prayer life.’ This conviction makes us squirm a little, but how else will there be a breakthrough with God?” Jim Cymbala in his book, Fresh Wind Fresh Fire p.51