The book of First Samuel, chapter 14, verses 19 and 20, “Now it happened, while Saul talked to the priest, that the noise that was in the camp of the Philistines continued to increase; so Saul said to the priest, ‘Withdraw your hand.’ Then Saul and all the people who were with him assembled, and they went to the battle.”
It is my firm belief that prayerlessness is rooted in the arrogance of our fallen human condition. It’s the sin nature of man that says “I can be as God; I can, by myself determine what is good, and what is evil. I can be victorious without humility, without waiting on God for direction and strength, and without prayer.”
This was Saul’s formula, when he told the priest to “withdraw [his] hand,” he was technically saying, “I know how to do this. I don’t need the strength and I don’t need the provision of God.” Eventually, it cost Saul his life.
It’s time for you and I to pray.