The Church needs to reject a spirit of timidity when it comes to prayer and mission, which are intrinsically connected. Like the prophet Jeremiah, the Church has a prophetic role, starting via prayer, to "uproot and tear down, destroy and overthrow, to plant and to build". Even the prayers of one "righteous man" avails much, and the prophet Elijah held back the rain for 3 years.
So, why isn't the Church more bold and believing when it comes to changing the environment through prayer. St. Michael's is called to spiritual warfare, and the weapons of our warfare are powerful for the tearing down of strongholds.
The Church needs to stop making childish excuses and mature in its prophetic call over the nations!