Leonard Ravenhill once said:
Poverty-stricken as the Church is today in many things, she is most stricken here in the place of prayer. We have many organizers, but few agonisers; many players and payers, but few pray-ers; many singers, few clingers; lots of pastors, few wrestlers; many fears, few tears; much fashion, little passion; many interferers, few intercessors; many writers but few fighters. Failing here, we fail everywhere.
I think that worship leaders have to be more than just leaders of song, they need to also be leaders in intermingling prayer with praise, worship with intercession.
Worship leading has to more than just a cool fashionable thing where singers and musicians wear the latest hipster gear under the dizzying hues of pretty lights. We must be amongst those who open up the windows of heaven with our praise and through prayer and worship enforce God’s will on earth as it is in heaven.