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Bert and Wilma Visser

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“Prayer does not equip us for greater works— prayer is the greater work.” (Oswald Chambers in My Utmost for His Highest) When I read a comment like this, it creates a great tension in me. It is easy to say that I agree with it, but then I am left with the question of whether my life agrees with it. Am I investing in prayer, am I living a lifestyle of prayer, am I a praying person – am I really doing this greater work? What does it look like for me, to be truly a person of prayer?

“Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” Matthew 9:38 (NKJV) People have been praying for us as we served in Cameroon for 19 years. These pray-ers have been involved in the greater work! Often we think that the going and the funding are the greater work. These are very important as well. How will more workers go out into the field if we are not praying? Yes, Jesus also said to go. In order to be fruitful, a person must be sent by God. We are called to pray for God to send people into His harvest.

Now that God has called me to return to Canada, what should my prayer life look like? How should I pray about more workers? How much time should I pray? How much time should I share with others, either to pray, to give or to go? Do you ask yourself these kinds of questions?

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