This week's Expositor's Quote is a brief gem from Puritan theologian John Owen:

To preach the word . . . and not to follow it with constant and fervent prayer for its success, is to disbelieve its use, neglect its end, and to cast away the seed of the gospel at random.

John Owen, The True Nature of a Gospel Church and Its Government, Works, Vol 16.

[How do you spend the last three hours before your Sunday morning service? Are you devoting yourself to prayer for the success of the preached Word? Are you preparing your message enough in advance so that you can focus on prayer in these last vital hours? Lord, make your preachers men of prayer! - Coty]

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