“I have set watchmen on your walls, Oh Jerusalem; They shall never hold their peace day or night. You who make mention of the Lord, do not keep silent, and give Him no rest.”-Isaiah 62: 6.
Jonathan Edwards wrote of David Brainerd: “Though he was of a very sociable temper, and loved the company of saints, and delighted very much in religious conversation, and in social worship, yet his greatest love and the most important in developing his Godliness, and his sweetest joys, were in his private devotions and solitary transactions between God and his own soul. This is apparent throughout his entire Christian life from his conversion to his death. He delighted greatly in being alone with God and loved to get away from all the world to talk with God alone.”
God wants a larger number of such men to be His watchmen. Are you willing to fill the role by devoting much time to prayer? More than anything else the Church needs men and women in her midst who will say of every need, “Let us take this to God in prayer.”