Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.
— Romans 13:8, NKJV
God made to our world the wonderful gift of his only begotten Son. In the light of this act, it could never be said by the inhabitants of other worlds that God could have done more than he did to show his love for the children of men. He made a sacrifice that defies all computation. To save a fallen race he poured forth the whole treasure of heaven in one gift.
We need to repent of our failure to unite with Christ as laborers together with God... Few have felt a heavy burden for souls. How much more might have been accomplished had the time spent by God’s people in faultfinding been spent in encouraging one another, and in active service! How much better for voices to blend in prayer, in holy unison, than to be employed in finding fault! We have no time for faultfinding or criticism.
Among God’s people there should be, at this time, frequent seasons of sincere, earnest prayer. The mind should constantly be in a prayerful attitude. In the home and in the church, let earnest prayers be offered in behalf of those who have given themselves to the preaching of the Word. Let believers pray as did the disciples after the ascension of Christ.
The members of our churches need to be converted, to become more spiritual-minded. A chain of earnest, praying believers should encircle the world. Let all pray in humility. A few neighbors may meet together to pray for the Holy Spirit. Let those who can not leave home, gather in their children, and unite in learning to pray together. They may claim the promise of the Saviour: “Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”
In response to the prayers of God’s people, angels are sent with heavenly blessings. The Lord desires us to be far more successful in our missionary efforts. Through daily prayer and consecration all may so relate themselves to their Heavenly Father that he can bestow upon them rich blessings.
— The Review and Herald, January 3, 1907
Repent of your failure to unite with Christ as a laborer together with God.
In the home and in the church offer earnest prayers in behalf of those who have given themselves to the preaching of the Word.
Unite in learning to pray together. Claim the promise of the Savior, “Where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them.”
Pray daily to be far more successful in your missionary efforts. Consecrate yourself to your Heavenly Father that He may bestow upon you rich blessings.