THE PRECIOUSNESS OF PRAYER
What a rich merchant is the saint, who has a stock going in so many hands! In heaven Christ is at prayer for him, on earth his brethren. What can he want? Christ has such an interest in His father’s heart, that He can deny Him nothing; the saint such an interest in Christ’s, that He will not deny them; so the Christian’s trade goes on smoothly in both worlds. Think of this, Christian, for your comfort, wherever a child of God is living upon earth, there you have a factor to traffic with Heaven for thy good. Let this help thy faith in putting up your own private prayers, knowing that you pray in communion and fellowship with others – can, when you are lone in your closet, expect an answer to more than thy own prayers. It is uncharitable not to pray for others, and pride not to expect a benefit from the prayers of others.