Think of all the time that Christians spend in anxiety or in seeking advice from other people or in foolish speculation, or in making plans and building air castles, etc. If that time were spent in patient and thoughtful prayer, what vast fields of satisfactory light and clear divine guidance would be opened up to them. They would learn the knowledge of Godís will on all lines, such as would give a deep, restful assurance which would make them spiritually strong.
If ministers and evangelists who give their time to soul-saving, would take time to spend each day in prayer to God, they would acquire more light on divine things, and would obtain a depth of sweetness of experience which would make them channels of divine life to other souls.
It is amazing how little time even ministers and Christian workers spend in secret prayer. This is because we foolishly imagine that we have so many other things to attend to that we cannot take time to pray. But some day we may find that time was the raw gold, and that prayer was the mint in which moments were coined into heavenly wealth.