“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” (Luke 10:2)

In his classic work entitled simply Prayer O. Hallesby reflects upon this command of Christ:

“As far as I am able to understand the Word of God, and as far as I can learn from the history of the kingdom of God, no prayer-task is more important than this. If the right people get into the right places, there is almost no end to what they can do. … John the Baptist is introduced in the Bible in the following words, ‘There came a man, sent from God’ (John 1:6). Then something always happens, regardless of whether the person concerned is highly gifted or not.” (p.73, emphasis added)