Greater Work . . .
The concept of prayer does not equip us for greater works, prayer is the greater work. Somehow we think fo prayer as some commonsense exercise for our higher powers that simply prepares us for God's work. in the teaching of Christ, prayer is the working of the miracle of redemption in us, which produces the miracle of redemption in others, through the power of God. We must go to God as His child, because only a child gets his prayers answered; a "wise" man does not (Matthew 11:25).
Prayer is the battle, and it makes no difference where you are. God may engineer your circumstances, your duty is to pray.Never allow yourself this thought, "I am of no use where I am," because you certainly cannot be used where you have not yet been placed. Wherever God has placed you and whatever your circumstances, you must pray, continually offering up prayers to Him.
Sometime we refuse to pray unless it thrills or excites us, which is the most intense form of spiritual selfishness. We must learn to work according to God's direction. "Pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest"(Matthew 9:38).
There is really nothing thrilling about a laboring person's work, but it is the laboring person who makes the ideas of the genius possible. It is the laboring saint who makes the ideas of his Master possible. When you labor at prayer, from God's perspective there are always results.