Why do we not pray? The short is we are too busy. And he who is too busy to pray will be too busy to live a holy life. More than anything else, Satan wants us to let the grass grow on the path to our prayer chamber. A vacant chamber of prayer means that a believer has gone out of business religiously, or, what is worse, has made a change and is carrying out religion in some other name than God’s and to somebody else’s glory. In the business of religion, God’s glory is only secured when we practice that religion with a large capital of prayer.
There is no defense against the desolating floods of worldliness and business and cares, except prayer.
Who is E.M. Bounds
Consider the life of E.M. Bounds: The last seventeen years of his life he rose at 4:00 a.m. to pray daily for the cares of the world that were on his heart. He was a renowned lawyer at age 24, who then was called by the Lord. He volunteered as a chaplain in the Civil War and was held as a prisoner of war twice, one time for 1-½ years. He died in 1913 relatively unknown.
Since the apostles, no man besides E.M. Bounds has left such a rich heritance of research and teaching into the life of prayer. Prayer was as natural to him as breathing. He made prayer first and foremost in his life because he knew it as the strongest link between man and God. IN THE TIME OF E.M. BOUNDS HUMAN, WEAKNESS, THROUGH PRAYER, COULD ACCESS THE POWER OF THE OVERCOMING SON OF GOD, JESUS CHRIST. THE SAME IS TRUE TO THIS DAY!