|Pray Ye therefore| (Luke x.2).
Prayer is the mighty engine that is to move the missionary work. |Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest that He will send forth laborers into His harvest.|
We are asking God to touch the hearts of men every day by the Holy Ghost, so that they shall be compelled to go abroad and preach the Gospel. We are asking Him to wake them up at night with the solemn conviction that the heathen are perishing, and that their blood will be upon their souls, and God is answering the prayer by sending persons to us every day who |feel that the King's business requireth haste.|
Beloved, pray, pray, pray; and as the incense rises to the heavens, |there will be silence in heaven| by the space of more than half an hour, and the coals of fire will be emptied out upon the earth, and the coming of the Lord will begin to draw nearer. Pray till the Lord of the harvest shall thrust forth laborers into His harvest.
Send the coals of heavenly fire,
From the altar of the skies;
Fill our hearts with strong desire,
Till our pray'rs like incense rise.