Summary: What prayer will do in your work for the Lord, as it did for Paul.
Gas up for work ahead
2nd Tim. 3I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day;
Prayer was the power that throbbed through the life and labours of Paul.
(1) It was the oil to lubericate his spiritual nature.
Phil .1: 4Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy,
(2) The wind that moved the vessel of his service.
Philemon 1: 4I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers,
(3)The sap that made him fruitful to his Lord.
Col. 1: 9For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
(4)The outbreathing of his spirit in petition for others.
Acts 16: 13And on the sabbath we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont to be made; and we sat down, and spake unto the women which resorted thither.
(5) The empty hand that received that for which he prayed
Phil. 1: 9And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;
(6) The lips of request that moved in asking for other things.
2nd Cor.1: 11Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf.
(7) The live wire that kept him in touch with the supply house of the Spirit,s power.
1st Thess.5: 23And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.