You can tell how popular a church is by who comes on Sunday morning. You can tell how popular the pastor or evangelist is by who comes on Sunday night. But you can tell how popular Jesus is by who comes to the prayer meeting.
What does it say about our churches today that God birthed the church in a prayer meeting, and prayer meetings today are almost extinct?
The reason "other churches" don't grow: "Jim, the truth is, I couldn't have a real prayer meeting in my church. I'd be embarrassed at the smallness of the crowd..."
The birth of the church was during a prayer meeting, not preaching, not singing, but prayer.
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