2 Chronicles 7:14 "And My people who are called by name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." That is a sure promise!
One may preach and be unreal, but one cannot pray and remain unreal. For the prayer that reaches heaven is one born from a heart's communion with the Holy Spirit. True prayer arouses in the heart love, peace, joy, patience, wisdom, trust, sincerity, courage, and compassion- all that is divine. To be forgiven is divine. For humanity to be saved therefore it must be by prayer born out of communion with the Holy Spirit.
The success of our evangelistic work here in Rubavu, Rwanda this week is entirely dependent on obedient intercession of God's people all around the world. For prayer is the power-room of all Christian service that is worthy of the name. If we do not believe that, we shall never accomplish anything. Time given to prayer will yeald more than that given to work.
To quote Andrew Murray, "If we will but believe in God and His faithfulness, intercession will become to us the very first thing we take refuge in when we seek blessing for others, and the very last thing for which we cannot find time. Between our impotence and God's Omnipotence, intercession is the blessed link."