"Be much in prayer and fasting, both in secret and with one another. It seems to me; it would become the circumstances of the present day, if ministers in a neighborhood would often meet together, and spend days in fasting and fervent prayer among themselves ... So it is God’s will that the prayers of His saints shall be great and the principal means of carrying on the designs of Christ’s Kingdom in the world. When God has something to accomplish for His church, it is with His will that there should precede it the extraordinary prayer of His people. "
"God will do some things whether we pray or not. But there are some things God will do only if we pray. In many ways, our lives are the result of the prayers we’ve prayed as well as the ones we have not." Steve Gaines