The following quote from Leonard Ravenhill in Why Revival Tarries was shared with me by my good friend and mentor, Sean Cordell. I thought it was worth posting here for others to read as well.
No man is greater than his prayer life. The pastor who is not praying is playing; the people who are not praying are straying. The pulpit can be a shopwindow to display one’s talents; the prayer closet allows no showing off.
Poverty-stricken as the Church is today in many things, she is most stricken here, in the place of prayer. We have many organizers, but few agonizers; many players and payers, few pray-ers; many singers, few clingers; lots of pastors, few wrestlers; many fears, few tears;
God is not prodigal with His power; but to be much for God, we must be much with God.