At the beginning of thy supplications the commandment came forth, and I am come to shew thee; for thou art greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision. (Daniel 9:23)

Is there any limitation in the Spirit of God? Why should not the feeblest minister become the means of salvation to thousands? Is God’s arm shortened? When I bid you pray that God would make the ministry quick and powerful, like a two-edged sword, for the salvation of sinners, I am not setting you a hard, much less an impossible, task.

We have but to ask and to get. Before we call, God will answer; and while we are yet speaking, he will hear. God alone can know what may come of this sermon, if he chooses to bless it. From this moment you may pray more, from this moment God may bless the ministry more. From this hour other pulpits may become more full of life and vigor than before. From this moment the Word of God may flow and run and rush and get to itself an amazing and boundless victory.

Only wrestle in prayer, meet together in your houses, go to your closets, be instant, be earnest in season and out of season, agonize for ouls, and all that you have heard shall be forgotten in what you shall see, and all that others have told you shall be as nothing compared with what you shall hear with your ears and behold with your eyes in your own minds. (Charles Spurgeon, At the Master’s Feet, July 4)