Healthy churches are praying churches.
It seems cliche and perhaps even a bit obvious, but the reality is that few churches make prayer a priority. If how conflict is handled is the #2 determinant in church health, then prayer is #1.
We often tell God our plans and ask (or expect) that they would be blessed rather than to look the Holy Spirit, ask what the Spirit is doing, and join the spirit in that work.
Healthy churches empower and celebrate prayer warriors.
Healthy churches emphasize prayer.
Healthy churches have prayer as a part of much of their events, programs and services as possible.
Healthy churches have seasons (such as 40 days) of prayer.
Healthy churches teach and preach on prayer.
Prayer is not a great work. It is the greater work.
We pray about the things that matter most to us.
Prayer does not always change things, but prayer does change us..