Prayer is Simply Not Enough

“Have you noticed how much praying for revival has been going on of late—and how little revival has resulted? I believe the problem is that we have been trying to substitute praying for obeying, and it simply will not work. To pray for revival while ignoring the plain precept laid down in Scripture is to waste a lot of words and get nothing for our trouble. Prayer will become effective when we stop using it as a substitute for obedience.” A. W. Tozer

We know you have commanded us to preach the gospel to every creature; but we will stay here and pray. Your Word says, ‘How will they hear without a preacher?’ but we will stay here and pray. You have told us that the gospel is the power of God to salvation, but we will stay here and pray; because it sure is easier to talk to God about men, than to talk to men about God.” Ray Comfort

The writer of the second quote was being sarcastic about how the church sometimes takes action towards evangelism.

For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, Who bring glad tidings of good things!”
Romans 10:13‭-‬15 NKJV

May God burden our hearts for souls in Jesus name. Amen

Good To Know

  1. The Win A Soul Devotional is a seasonal 7-day devotional written by Joy Taiwo to inspire and equip the church for evangelism. This is Season 1 Day 6.
  2. For past editions, visit:
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