Prayer is vital for the fulfillment of vision. But so, too, is human action that works to enact the vision.
The participation of God brought down by prayer is like rain falling on an unsown field; the field has to be sown and cultivated to bring forth fruit.
Christians constantly err in this matter. They either emphasize works so much that they neglect prayer, or they put so much emphasis on prayer that they fail to labor for the vision.
In either case, vision does not move toward fulfillment and our prayers do not shape the future.…