As I lay so sick on my bed, from Christmas till March, I was always praying for poor ole master. ‘Pears like I didn’t do nothing but pray for ole master. ‘Oh, Lord, convert ole master;’ ‘Oh, dear Lord, change dat man’s heart, and make him a Christian.’
I have not placed reading before praying because I regard it more important, but because, in order to pray aright, we must understand what we are praying for.
If God listened to the prayers of men, all men would quickly have perished: for they are forever praying for evil against one another.
‘You better do a lot of praying’ is good counsel for all of the Lord’s servants, new or seasoned. It is what His wise servants do. They pray. The disciples of Jesus Christ when He lived on the earth noticed that about Him.