Prayer Calls Down Blessings Upon The Work

James Frazer in China:

Praying_Hands016“I am feeling more and more, that is, after all just the prayers of God’s people that call down blessing upon the work, whether they are directly engaged in it or not. Paul may plant and Apollos water, but it is God who gives the increase. And this increase can be brought down from heaven by believing prayer, whether offered in China or in England. We are, as it were, God’s agents used by him to do his work, not ours. We do our part and then can only look to him with others for his blessing. If this is so, then Christians in home can do as much for foreign missions as those actually on the field. I believe it will only be known on the last day how much has been accomplished in missionary work by the prayers of earnest believers at home. And this, surely, is the heart of the problem. Such work does not consist in curio exhibitions, showing slides, interesting reports and so on, good as they may be. These are only the fringe, not the root
of the matter. Solid lasting missionary work is done on our knees. What I covet more than anything else is earnest, believing prayer and I write to ask you to continue to put up much prayer for me and the work here in China.”

Source: Source: http://media.sermonaudio.com/mediapdf/10270420220.pdf, page 3.  This pdf is linked with the sermon, “Much Prayer Much Blessing, Little Prayer Little Blessing, No Prayer No Blessing” here: http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=10270420220

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