The Great Need for Prayer
By far the greatest need of modern missions is that of united, definite, importunate prayer. This alone will lead the Church in this time of times to lift up her eyes and behold the fields.
Moreover, the Christians of the two wealthiest nations on the face of the earth will never give as they should until selfishness and practical unbelief in the great designs of God are swept away by the prayers of men who believe in God. And beyond all, the thousands of consecrated students who have given themselves to this work will never reach the great harvest fields of the world until there is absolute compliance with the human condition laid down by the Lord in His command: "Pray ye, therefore, the Lord of the harvest that He send forth laborers into His harvest." Each volunteer band therefore, is urged to become a "school of prayer." And each volunteer where he goes should have as his greatest burden the deepening of the prayer life of the Church.
There are men and women enough to spare for this grandest mission of the ages. There is money enough to spare to send them. May the spirit of Christ lead His Church to pray to the prayer of faith, and to consecrate her men and money to the carrying out of His last command.
There are men and women enough to spare for this grandest mission of the ages.