Jesus declares that we will be able to accomplish more than He did because we have been given the power of prayer.
John 14:12-14 Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father. Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.
The average Christian doesn’t have very many answers to prayer because we think that God gave us prayer to make our lives more comfortable, to take away our problems and trials.
James 4:3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.
Jesus gave us the “Great Commission” to reach people with the gospel so they would be transferred from an eternity with the devil to an eternity with Jesus. He gave us a big gun to help accomplish that task, a very big gun, prayer, but we waste our power.
Almost every year myself and several friends go sage rat hunting. A sage rat is like a prairie dog but smaller. They make a mess in an alfalfa hay field with all their digging so the farmers love us when we thin them out. We shoot them with 22’s and .17 HMR’s with good scopes, small caliber rifles with no recoil. One time when we went sage rat hunting one of the guys had a 375 Weatherby Magnum, one of the largest big game guns made, and he wanted to shoot it a few times at a sage rat to see if it was sighted in and what it would do! I said to him, “You gotta be kidding me! That is the biggest waste of power I have ever seen!”
Starting on Monday JBC is going to have a major prayer event when we will be praying for the salvation of people all around the world. It is our annual “Five Days of Prayer” for our missions ministry. We will be praying from 5:00 to 10:00 am and 5:00 to 10:00 pm Monday through Friday. We will have dinner each evening except Friday and the dinners will be each be from a different culture.
This is what God gave us prayer for. You would be a reason that a soul from Africa ends up in heaven forever if you would take the time to come and pray.