…praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. (6:18).
My pastor friends and I share a common observation that it is very difficult to get people to come out for prayer. The reason is that prayer is the core activity by which we advance the Kingdom into enemy territory. It is by prayer that we actually access the power we need to stand against the forces of evil. I recently heard it said that prayer is the only place where we are able to consciously experience the unseen realm – where the real important battles are being fought. The enemy understands this too well, and he uses all of his very best craft to keep Christians from praying together. He knows that when we do, he will be defeated.