I will pray for you
How important is faithfulness in prayer? Dr. Wilbur Chapman often told of his experiences when, as a young man, he went to become a pastor in a church in Philadelphia.
After his first sermon, an old man said to him, “You are too young to be a pastor in this church. But you are preaching the Gospel, and I will help you as long as I can.” Dr. Chapman thought, “Now, this is a trap.” But the man said, “I will pray for you so that you have the power of the Holy Spirit. Two other people have agreed to join me to pray for you.”
Dr. Chapman said, “I felt nothing when he said that he would pray for me. But then three people become 10 people, 10 people become 20 people, and 20 people become 50 people, 50 people become 200 people. They gathered before each service – and prayed that the Holy Spirit would come to me. I always climbed onstage feeling that I would have anointing as an answer to the prayers of those who had faithfully prayed for me. What a joy to preach! The result was that 1,100 people repented and joined our church, 600 of whom were men! This is the fruit of the Holy Spirit in answer to prayer!”
God gives us the task to pray for spiritual leaders and servants of God. Have we ever realized that our prayers for their ministry could result in the repentance of souls? Let us continue to persevere and support in prayer for spiritual leaders and servants of God and souls will be harvested for God’s glory.
God shaped the world from prayer. The more prayers in the world the better this world, the stronger the power to oppose the evil one. (E. M. Bounds)