“For we are God’s fellow workers;” 1 Corinthians 3:9
There is the great secret of success. Work with all your might; but trust not the least in your work. Pray with all your might for the blessing of God; but work at the same time, with all diligence, with all patience, with all perseverance. Pray then and work. Work and pray. And still again pray and then work. And so on all the days of your life. The result will surely be abundant blessing…Speak also for the Lord, as if everything depended on your exertions. Yet trust not the least in your exertions, but in the Lord, who alone can cause your efforts to be made effectual, to the benefit of your fellow men or fellow-believers.
- George Muller
By prayer we join hands with God in His work and become co-workers with Him. Prayer connects our efforts with God’s working and makes those efforts effectual. Prayer is the piston rod between the hidden power and the outer operation or activity. Praying is therefore part of the work; we are working when we pray, and we are praying when we work.