I want to challenge you to read through the books of Ezra, Nehemiah, and the book of Acts. All three books are about building. Ezra and Nehemiah worked to rebuild the temple as “the good hand of God was upon them.” In the book of Acts we see God building his church through Christ’s disciples.
One of the mainstays of all three books is prayer. These prayers are filled with faith in God, confession of sin, and recognition that the builder of all things is God (Heb. 3:4). Charles Spurgeon said the one word which would define Christianity would be “prayer”.
Is there something missing in our ministry? Could it be that we do not reap a greater harvest from our sowing of the Gospel seed because we do not do so in prayer?
“Pray without ceasing”–1 Thessalonians 5:17
“Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, bot to will and to work for his good pleasure”–Philippians 2:12-13.