What’s the biggest power and privilege that God gives to a man?
Jeremiah 29:12-13 Amplified Bible
12 Then you will call on Me and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear [your voice] and I will listen to you.
13 Then [with a deep longing] you will seek Me and require Me [as a vital necessity] and [you will] find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.
歷代志下 16:9 耶和華的眼目遍察全地，要顯大能幫助向他心存誠實的人。
“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew Himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him.”
“For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth so that He may support those whose heart is completely His.” -2 Chronicles 16:9 (AMP)
“Prayer is the 1st thing, the 2nd thing, the 3rd thing necessary to a minister. Pray, then my dear brother; pray, pray, pray.” －Edward “Praying” Payson
“禱告是牧師必須要做的第一件事，第二件事，第三件事。禱告吧，我親愛的兄弟，禱告，禱告，禱告。” －Edward “Praying” Payson
「禱告是世上最強大的力量，因為禱告尊榮神，禱告使神主動來幫助我們。」－愛德華•麥克肯德瑞•邦茲 (E.M. Bounds)
“Prayer is the greatest of all forces, because it honors God and brings Him into active aid.” －E.M. Bounds
「禱告不是在裝備我們去做那更大的事情，禱告本身就是那更大的事情。」 －奧斯瓦爾德·錢伯斯(Oswald Chambers) ，他是《竭誠為主My Utmost for His Highest》的作者
“Prayer does not fit us for the greater work, prayer is the greater work.” －Oswald Chambers
約翰福音 14:11-13 你們當信我，我在父裡面，父在我裡面；即或不信，也當因我所做的事(works)信我。 我實實在在地告訴你們：我所做的事，信我的人也要做，並且要做比這更大的事，因為我往父那裡去。 你們奉我的名無論求什麼(禱告)，我必成就，叫父因兒子得榮耀。
“Prayer is the greatest power and privilege that God could ever give to His children. To neglect this power and privilege is the greatest ignorance and tragedy.” －Johnson and Pearl
“The biggest power and privilege that God can give to a man is to teach him the power of prayer. Thru prayer, a man can receive the power to witness from on high(Luke 24:49), power to preach the pure gospel, power to lead sinners to repentance, power to humble arrogant kings(Dan 4:37), power to do miracles, power to heal the sick and cast out demons, and revival power to win cities and nations for Christ! －Johnson and Pearl
“Prayer will always be the most powerful means of changing the world for Christ, and humbling evil men and corrupt kings/presidents/and governments.” －Johnson and Pearl
“Prayer not only changes things; prayer changes people.” –Leonard Ravenhill
“I turn the heart of men through God by prayer.” －Hudson Taylor
「在神的幫助下，若一個神的僕人能夠帶領信徒恆切禱告，那麼這樣神的僕人將會帶來有史以來最大的復興。」 －雷歐納牧師(Leonard Ravenhill)
“The man who can get believers to praying would, under God, usher in the greatest revival that the world has ever known.” ― Leonard Ravenhill, Why Revival Tarries
“The law of prayer is the law of harvest: sow sparingly in prayer, reap sparingly: sow bountifully in prayer, reap bountifully. " －Leonard Ravenhill
Does God reward faith and persistent prayer?
「有一天喬治·慕勒開始為他的5個朋友禱告。18個月後，其中一位得救了。6年後，第2位得救了。13年後，第3位得救了。25年後，第4位才得救。喬治·慕勒持續為他第5位朋友禱告，直到他死去。52年來，他從未放棄、從未停止盼望他的朋友會接受基督！而在喪禮不久之後，最後一位朋友就得救了。這就是他堅持到底/信心的獎賞。」－Johnson and Pearl
In November 1844, I began to pray for the conversion of five individuals. I prayed every day without a single intermission, whether sick or in health, on the land, on the sea, and whatever the pressure of my engagements might be. 18 months elapsed before the 1st of the five was converted. I thanked God and prayed on for the others. Five (5) years elapsed, and then the second was converted. I thanked God for the 2nd, and prayed on for the other three. Day by day, I continued to pray for them, and 6 years passed before the 3rd was converted. I thanked God for the three, and went on praying for the other two. These two remained unconverted. Thirty-six (36) years later he wrote that the other two, sons of one of Mueller’s friends, were still not converted. He wrote, “But I hope in God, I pray on, and look for the answer. They are not converted yet, but they will be.” In 1897, fifty-two (52) years after he began to pray daily, without interruption, for these two men, they were finally converted—but after he died! Mueller understood what Luke meant when he introduced a parable Jesus told about prayer, saying, “Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up” (Luke 18:1). －George Mueller
“As long as the motive of your prayer is in accordance to God’ will, and that it glorifies God, then God will surely answer such prayer according to His methods and timing. Prayers that are in accordance to God’s will transcends time and space, because the God that hears prayer is a God that transcends time and space. Even if a praying person dies, God will still hear and execute his prayers, because God is a faithful God that does what He says, and God magnifies His word above His name.” -Johnson and Pearl
詩篇 138:2 我要向你的聖殿下拜，為你的慈愛和誠實稱讚你的名；因你高舉你的話顯為大，超乎你的名聲。 (KJV)
Psalm 138:2 (KJV) “I will worship toward Thy holy temple, and praise Thy name for Thy lovingkindness and for Thy truth: for Thou hast magnified Thy word above all Thy name.”
“When asked how much time he spent in prayer, George Muller’s reply was, “Hours every day. But I live in the spirit of prayer. I pray as I walk and when I lie down and when I arise. And the answers are always coming.” Source Unknown.
「18歲的戴德生曾經走進他父親的書房，並讀到一份福音單張。他對當中的訊息難忘，最後他屈膝接受基督為他的救主。十天後，他母親出遠門回到家。當戴德生告訴母親好消息時，他母親說：我已經知道了，十天前，也就是你看到福音單張的那一天，我花整個下午的時間為你禱告，直到主向我保證我倔強的兒子已經被帶進羊圈。」 －資料來源Our Daily Bread, July 19, 1989.
“18-year-old Hudson Taylor wandered into his father’s library and read a gospel tract. He couldn’t shake off its message. Finally, falling to his knees, he accepted Christ as his Savior. Later, his mother, who had been away, returned home. When Hudson told her the good news, she said, “I already know. Ten days ago, the very date on which you tell me you read that tract, I spent the entire afternoon in prayer for you until the Lord assured me that my wayward son had been brought into the fold.” －Our Daily Bread, July 19, 1989.
“Faith in a prayer-hearing God will make a prayer-loving Christian.” －Andrew Murray
“Men of prayer must be men of steel, for they will be assaulted by Satan even before they attempt to assault his kingdom.” －Leonard Ravenhill