October 7

Posted on Oct 7, 2017

No man is greater than his prayer life. The preacher who is not praying is playing; the people who are not praying are straying. The pulpit can be the shop window to display one’s talents; the prayer closet allows for no showing off. 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 agonizers; many players and payers, but few pray-ers; many singers, few clingers; much fashion, little passion. Failing here, we fail everywhere. The two prerequisites to successful Christian living are vision and passion, both of which are born in, and maintained by, prayer. The ministry of preaching is open to few; the ministry of prayer is open to all. God is not prodigal with His power, but to be much for God, we must be much with God. In the matter of New Testament, Spirit-inspired, hell-shaking, world-breaking, soul-winning prayer, never has so much been left by so many to so few. — Leonard Ravenhill, Why Revival Tarries, pp. 7-10

Today’s Reading: Zechariah 9-11  Memorize: 2 Corinthians 5:14-15