United We Stand. Divided We Fall
Lilias Trotter, a missionary to North Africa, gave this illustration of the power of united prayer. “In a big wooden spinning factory here, if all the looms happened to beat together, the vibration would be strong enough to bring the building down.
“If that is the power of unison in nature, what must be within its reach when it is translated into the Kingdom of Grace? If we hold together, hold on long enough in the Name of Jesus, a vibration of power will be set up that will end in shaking to pieces the seemingly immovable mass opposition around us.”
Then, going down before God, let there he a great uniting and a way made for a Heaven-sent awakening! Remember one can hinder. Let none say, “I do not matter.” Every one matters. Clear the channel! Give God a chance to revive His work.
To have a nation-saving revival every one must pay the price, confess their need, make sacrifices to pray, and get themselves the quickening. Then, as a body of Christian people, we shall be able to pray in faith for a great outpouring of the Spirit upon the Church, the nation and the world (Joel 2:28).
“If two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of My Father which is in Heaven” (Matt. 18:19).
When two agree in prayer there is promise of an answer. How much mightier the answer when thousands unite with one accord to cry to the Lord to display His mighty power on behalf of His people!
It is said of our Lord, “He shall divide the spoil with the strong; because He hath poured out His soul unto death” (Isa. 53:12). Such prayer needs the sacrifice of ease, of time, of self, of all. The secret of powerful prayer is sacrifice. Need we wonder at the lack of power in prayer when there is reluctance to make needful sacrifice of time and pleasure?