Effective, fervent, bold prayer takes heaven by storm. Such communication with the Almighty is the slender nerve that moves the muscles of omnipotence. How well John Welsh knew that! Eight of his twenty-four hours every day were so invested. David Brainerd, George Muller, Hudson Taylor, Rees Howells, and C. T. Studd were cut from the same piece of cloth. It was said that John Wesley’s prayers changed the face of England far more than his preaching. “The saint who advances on his knees,” wrote Jim Elliot, “never retreats!”
This morning our thoughts center upon this crucial matter of kneeling with power as we consider the counsel of one whose life gave significance to his words—James.