What is the reason many thousands of Christian workers in the world have not
greater influence? Nothing save this – the prayerlessness of their service. In
the midst of all their zeal in the study and in the work of the church, of all
their faithfulness in preaching and conversation with the people, they lack that
ceaseless prayer which has attached to it the sure promise of the Spirit, and
the power from on high (Luke 11:1-13).
is nothing but the sin of prayerlessness which is the cause of the lack of a
powerful spiritual life…The indispensable thing is not preaching, not pastoral
visitation, not church work, but fellowship with God in prayer until we are
clothed with power from on high! To be prayerless is to be powerless.