Many years ago, someone asked Charles Spurgeon why he was so successful. His response? “Because my people pray for me.”
In an issue of Our Daily Bread, there’s a story about travelers to London who stopped at Spurgeon’s church to hear him preach. They were greeted at the door and offered a tour.
“Would you like to see the heating plant of this church?” asked the gentleman who greeted them. They were not particularly interested because it was a summer day in July, but not wanting to offend the stranger, they consented.
The gentleman led the visitors down a stairway to a basement door. After the door quietly opened, their guide whispered, “This is our heating plant.”
Surprised, the visitors saw 700 people praying, seeking a blessing on the service soon to begin in the auditorium above.