Successful Ministry

Came across this quote in a book today by John Shaw to an incumbent pastor who was beginning his pastorate in 1752:

“All will be in vain, to no saving purpose, until God is pleased to give the increase. And in order to do this, God looks for their prayers to come up to his ears. A praying minister is the way to have a successful ministry.”

-Benji

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One comment

  1. re: “God looks for their prayers to come up to his ears…”
    God did not have to look hard, far or long for Jobs prayers.

    “In the ways of a person who lives in constant intimacy with God, there is a fluidness of conversation between the vertical and horizontal all day long.”
    – Andree’ Seu, characterizing Job’s relationship to God (and subsequently, his prayer life) as distinctly different from his four friends, Eliphaz, Bildad, Zophar, and Elihu.

    Andree is a contributor to WORLD magazine. The link to her (very short) commentary/article is below:
    http://www.worldontheweb.com/2008/07/10/something-from-job/

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