“Better men” are not defined by organizational standards. They are defined by how closely they walk with God in their prayer life. “The real sermon is made in the closet. The man – God’s man – is made in the closet. His life and his profoundest convictions were born in his secret communion with God…Prayer makes the man. Every preacher who does not make prayer a mighty factor in his own life and ministry is weak as a factor in God’s work and is powerless to project God’s cause in this world.”
As we consider the crying need for faithful men and women to carry the gospel into God’s harvest field, let us first examine our prayer life. Then we will have power with God in fulfilling His plan and purpose that “this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations (ethnos), and then the end will come” (Matthew 24:14).