Does anyone have an answer to the following guilt-inducing question:

Why is it that you scream and cheer while watching your favorite sports team, but you show such little expression in worship?

I love the Cubs, and I fear that I am more committed to listening to Ron and Pat on WGN radio than I am to listening to God in prayer. I fear that many American Christians are like me.

Only six people showed up to our church prayer meeting the other day, which, ironically, is called "Devoted". We meet two Wednesday nights per month to praise God in song and to pray. It is always a somber gathering. I miss the days as a teen when we would have all-nighters, screaming in prayer; albeit not really knowing much about God, but passionate nonetheless.

Do we just not believe in God's providence unfolding through prayer? Do we even believe we need God anymore? Are we just too comfortable in our death-gripped homes? Are we just too busy working at our jobs and idolizing our kids? Do we even have time to evangelize, or simply discover what evangelism is today?

Have we been entirely Americanized?

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