Prayer meetings are dead affairs when they are merely asking sessions; there is adventure, hope, and life when they are believing sessions, and the faith is corporately, practically and deliberately affirmed.
I would walk through mud up to my knees to get to a group where nobody was showing off, where only God was present. The Early Church prayed – talked to God. When they sang, they talked to God and sang about God. Today we have programming, that awful, hateful word ‘programming’; but God is absent.
A prayerless man is proud and independent, and any church that neglects corporate prayer is sadly no better. Only God’s humble and needy children take the time to pray. Everyone else is just going through the motions and naively trusting in their own strength!