We have a blessed ministry, to go beyond our needs and personal interests; to share the same burden with Jesus in sweet discourse, and we will achieve in one year with prayer what we could not in a decade without it.
The intercessory work and the priestly ministry of Jesus has been distributed to us by the Holy Ghost.
One of the greatest duties of ours is consistency in prayer; it is the holiest and highest vocation. It is also the hardest work. The devil will do everything to keep you away from it. There are no men who are experts in prayer; there are only men who have chosen to be intentional about it.
Any work of ministry that delays prayer has delayed its own good; no matter the urgency of such work, if it lacks prayer and proper spiritual guidance in the Word; it will not achieve its aim. God’s visions are spirit birthed. Real dreams are conceived in the place of prayer.
The church was birthed in much waiting and much praying. The Word became effective thereafter; church growth became easier thereafter also.
If the devil can keep you away from praying, he has taken ministry from you. Nothing can be done without it, and with it everything is possible.
Keep at it if you have begun; and if not, begin now. Your prayers will not only be answered on the earth but also rewarded at the judgment seat of Christ.