In Luke’s letter called Acts, in chapter 3,  Peter and John are going to pray at the temple when they cross paths with a man who has been lame since birth. A little later, they make it clear that their priority, the focus on their life, was prayer and preaching the word. And yet, they let their plans get derailed by this lame man.

Is it possible that before we worship, we have to serve? Maybe our worship becomes more true, more real, only after we have served? Dare I suggest that if we don’t serve our worship will have a hollow ring? Paul said: If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but I do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

If you feel that your prayer time feels flat; that your worship is just going through the motions perhaps you need to consider service to others, In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.