Prayer Tip #67: Prayer is the Greater Work

[From Lauris Shepherd, one of our Elders]

“Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work.” – Oswald Chambers

Do you tend to rush out in the morning to tackle the things that are important and must be done, without taking time to pray?

Remember the battle between the Children of Israel and the Amalekites in Exodus 17?  Joshua led the troops in battle while Moses interceded on a hill overlooking the battle.  Which was more important and most critical to the outcome?

Exodus 17:11  So it came about when Moses held his hand up, that Israel prevailed, and when he let his hand down, Amalek prevailed.

So Aaron and Hur propped Moses’s hands up in intercession and vs. 13 “so Joshua overwhelmed Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.”

“There is no activity in life so important as that of prayer. Every other activity depends upon prayer for its best efficiency.” – M.E. Andross

“Prayer is the real work, Evangelism is just the mopping up.”  – Anonymous

Are you, like me, convinced this is true?  Let’s determine to be more committed to the priority of praying this week.  God wants to hear our call and answer!

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