And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should.
— Colossians 4:3,4, NIV
There are thousands, yes, millions, within the borders of our own country, who need the enlightenment of the Word of 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!
Whenever a special effort is put forth along missionary lines in any place, the church-members in that vicinity should understand that each one of them has some part to act in making the work a success. He who is truly converted stands as a representative of Christ.
Let our brethren and sisters remember that we are living on the verge of the eternal world... it is high time to put away sin, and to work earnestly to save as many as possible.
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.
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 Savior: “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
Offer earnest prayers in behalf of those who give themselves to preach the Word.
Pray in humility. Meet together to pray for the Holy Spirit.
Claim the promise of the Savior: “Where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them.”
Daily pray and consecrate all to the Heavenly Father that He may bestow rich blessings.