THE POWER OF FERVENT AND HUMBLE PRAYER
“But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.” Acts 6:4.
Humble, fervent prayer would do more on behalf of the circulation of our books than all the expensive pictures in the world. If the workers will turn their attention to that which is true and living and real; if they will pray for, believe for, and trust in the Holy Spirit, it will be poured upon them in strong, heavenly currents, and right and lasting impressions will be made upon the human heart. Then pray and work, and work and pray, and the Lord will work with you.
Every canvasser has a positive and constant need of the angelic ministration; for he has an important work to do, a work that he cannot do in his own strength. Those who are born again, who are willing to be guided by the Holy Spirit, doing in Christ’s way that which they can do, those who will work as if they could see the heavenly universe watching them, will be accompanied and instructed by holy angels, who will go before them to the dwellings of the people, preparing the way for them. –Ye Shall Receive Power, p. 148.
Great and good work may be done by evangelistic canvassing. The Lord has given men tact and capabilities. Those who use their entrusted talents to His glory, weaving Bible principles into the web, will be given success. We are to work and pray, putting our trust in Him who will never fail. –Testimony Treasures, vol. 2, p. 555.
Question to think about:
Under what conditions will we be accompanied by holy angels?
How can we be successful?
We have to pray and work, work and pray. Will God work with us then?