The Laborers are Few

1. There is no substitute for basking long hours in the Presence of Our Father

Luke 6:12-13  Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. And when it was day, He called His disciples to Himself; and from them He chose twelve whom He also named apostles:

●     At first you may not know how to do it and feel uncomfortable, but it’s very necessary

●      Prayer will strengthen, build, encourage, motivate, and heal you

2. Long prayers allowed God’s vision for His disciples to become clear, and it provides Wisdom in our choosing

●     Jesus chose His disciples based on God’s revelation

3. Long prayers allow us to transform into His image

2 Cor. 3:16-18 Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

●     Whoever you spend the most time with, you with become like

●     If you hang around God, you’ll become like God (think, speak, be stable, wealthy, healthy, give, and never tired like God)

4. We will never transform into our potential without long prayer

●     It’s not by power or might, it’s by Spirit

●     If we are in the center, we can get offended, prideful, and discouraged, but it’s not about us

●     Nothing will change you like hearing the voice of God in prayer

5. Long prayers will remove us out of the center, and will lift the veil of our limited thinking (our leadership capacity)

●     The more Grace you have, the more successful you’ll be

●    The Grace of God is the ability of God, and we are to come boldly to the throne of Grace to ask for more because He gives more Grace to the humble

6. Long prayers allow us to put a demand on more Grace

Heb. 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

7. Long prayers in faith always bring great reward

Matt. 6:6 But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.

●     We can’t start something in the Spirit and perfect it in the natural

●     We must depend on the Presence of God

●     There’s no substitute for travailing in the Spirit (Submit your flesh to go into prayer)

8. If you do this, get ready for all to see the glory of God