Dan Augsburger
Prayer and Witnessing

"Ask Me..."

Abstract: Intercessory Prayer is THE key to soul-winning!

I am reading another old book on prayer and being blessed. Much is said about the connection between intercessory prayer and soul-winning. In Eli Wigle's opinion, intercession is the MOST important work when it comes to reaching other people for Jesus.

Here are some key promises and a few of his paragraphs.

Psalm 2:8 "Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession."

Isaiah 45:11 "Thus says the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker: 'Ask Me of things to come concerning My sons, and concerning the work of My hands, you command Me.'"

John 15:7 "If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples."

John 16: 23 "In that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you."

“Upon the faithful performance of this most important duty (intercession), by Christians, DEPENDS the fulfillment of many of God’s gracious promises. It is a stunning and almost overwhelming fact, that God conditions the bestowment of blessings on others, even their eternal salvation, to a great extent, on the intercessions of Christians.” Eli Wigle, Prevailing Prayer, p. 321

“To understand the amazing compass of the promises we should search them out, and study them, with all the interest and avidity of a legate searching the will of a rich benefactor; that we may plead them with unfailing confidence, and eager expectation, of their fulfillment.” Eli Wigle, Prevailing Prayer, pp. 322, 323

Something tells me we need to be praying more!

Happy Witnessing!