As for me, I vow that I will not sin against the Lord by ceasing to pray for you. I will teach you the good and right way. — 1 Samuel 12:23, HCSB
Those who are in communion with Christ will realize that there are souls on every side who may be benefited by their help, example, and influence. They will realize that they may be agents through whom Jesus will work to save those for whom he died.
I plead for the souls that are perishing around us, for whom Christ has paid the ransom of his own precious blood. O that the baptism of the Holy Spirit may come upon us all, that we may have more to impart to others! Work, watch, and pray that we may each have the spirit of the true Christian. Let us place ourselves in the channel of light, and know for ourselves what it means to believe in Jesus. As yet there is only a feeble, partial faith in the hearts of the professed followers of Christ in the word of God; but we must learn what it means to live by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Who of us has this faith? Who of us believes with the simplicity of a little child that we may come to God, through the name of Jesus, and ask for spiritual food, ask for the Holy Spirit, the greatest gift that Heaven can bestow?
Jesus has said, “If ye then being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your heavenly Father give good things to them that ask him?” Should we ask in faith, the Lord would fulfill his word, and we should go forth weighted with the important truths for this time. We should then pass the time…in earnest, determined effort, with much prayer, for the salvation of those who are ready to perish.
Young and old must know the converting power of God. They all need a fresh blessing from the hand of God,—faith to grasp the rich promises of God in order that they may be blessed and be made a blessing unto others. Those who will receive and impart to others, shall receive more abundantly.
My prayer to God is that the converting power of his Holy Spirit may come upon our youth, that they may become working agents to win scores of youth to Jesus Christ, that they may be among the number who shall be accounted wise, who shall “shine as the brightness of the firmament.”
— The Youth’s Instructor, June 29, 1893
I pray, O Lord, for the baptism of the Holy Spirit to come upon Your people that we may benefit others by our help, example and influence. There are souls perishing around us, help us experience Your converting power that we may have more to impart to them. Give us fresh blessings from Your hand. Give us faith to grasp Your rich promises that we may be a blessing to others.