A “journey into servanthood” requires powerful prayer. If we are to be servants, we can’t be like the old gentleman who would get up regularly at prayer meeting in his church and pray: “Use me, O Lord, use me – in some advisory capacity!” That kind of prayer has no power and will not result in a “journey into servanthood.”
In these verses we can discover how to put power into our prayers. Verse one begins: I exhort therefore, that, first of all. The phrase first of all indicates prayer is the most important part of a “journey into servanthood.” Let’s look at three requirements for putting power into our prayers.