Fueled by Prayer
“While discipleship defines the walk of the believer, prayer fuels this walk and gives power to make this walk honoring to God.”
That quote comes from my Sunday School director. He’s a sagacious old man…
The more I am in ministry, the more I see the necessity of prayer. Unfortunately, it is many times only a footnote in ministry “how-to” guides, books, and conferences. Quite frankly, you can do everything right in a church, but if you leave out prayer, then you open yourself to an onslaught of attacks from the powers of darkness. Leave out prayer and watch the outward focus of your church shrivel like a raisin.
To quote Dr. Lawless at the Billy Graham School: Why does prayer matter so much, particularly with regard to evangelism? To put it simply, we’ll never reach people for Jesus Christ apart from the power of God.
Christian laypersons and leaders will never see true gospel success without first tapping into the power of the Creator. Revival does not come without prayer warriors laying the foundation. Christian service is fueled by prayer. Don’t run the tank down. Don’t sputter along on fumes. Let the power of prayer run your life.
Do any of you have any personal anecdotes about the power of prayer in ministry or in your church? How does it fuel your life?