Our Highest Privilege
By Andrew Murray
Where there is much prayer there will be much of the Spirit; where there is much of the Spirit there will be ever-increasing prayer. So close is the living connection between the two that when the Spirit is given in answer to prayer, it wakens more prayer to prepare for the fuller revelation and communication of His divine power and grace. If prayer was the power by which the primitive church flourished and triumphed, is it not the need of the church of our days?
Heaven is still as full of stores of spiritual blessing as it was then. God still delights to give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him. Our life and work are still as dependent on the direct impartation of divine power as they were in Pentecostal times. Prayer is still the appointed means for drawing down these heavenly blessings in power on ourselves and those around us. God still seeks for men and women who will, with all their other work of ministering, especially give themselves to persevering prayer.
Each of us may have the privilege of offering ourselves to God to labor in prayer and bring down these blessings to this earth. Shall we not beseech God to make this truth so living in us that we may not rest until it has mastered us, and our whole heart be so filled with it, that the practice of intercession shall be counted by us our highest privilege?
– Revised from The Ministry of Intercession.