"We are far more occupied with our work [in ministry] than we are with our prayer." - Andrew Murray; thanks Craig Ireland. Bracketed note is mine, not Murray's or Craig's.
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Al Hartman added:
If we would realize that our work, all of it, is ministry, and that ministry, all of it, is performed unto God and not for self, family, home, church, or community, then we would realize our insufficiency to work adequately and would be driven to prayer for His help in it.
As it is, we need to be driven to prayer just for the wisdom to recognize all that we have failed to realize...
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Pondering: "all is performed unto God"
Consider Luther trembling in his first communion service...the Holiness of God.