How important, therefore, to learn before leaving England to move man through God by prayer alone.
To me it seemed that the teaching of God’s Word was unmistakably clear: “Own no man anything.” To borrow money implied, to my mind, a contradiction of Scripture – a confession that God had withheld some good thing, and a determination to get for ourselves what He had not given…. If the Word taught me anything, it taught me to have no connection with debt. I could not think that God was poor, that He was short on resources, or unwilling to supply any want whatever work was really His. It seemed to me that if there were any lack of funds to carry on work, then to that degree, in that special development, or at that time, it could not be the work of God.
The power of prayer cannot be diminished by distance; it is not limited by age, infirmity, or daily duty; political changes and restrictions cannot alter its effectiveness; for the word still stands, “If ye shall ask anything in my name I will do it.” The power of prayer in the life of an obedient Christian can only be undermined by neglect.