Another factor that largely contributed to Paul’s success was his prayerful spirit. His prayers were not only that he might not have hindrances, but that his converts might be prospered in all things and be kept from every evil-work (Rom. 1:10-11; 16:19-20; Phil. 4:19).
He always prayed for his converts and the converts of others (Eph. 1:15-16; Phil.1:2-4; Col. 1:7-9; Rom. 1:8-9). His belief in the efficacy of prayer and his prayerful spirit made him teach his converts the same. In fact, prayerful spirit compliments thankful spirit (Eph. 6:16-19; 1 Thess. 5:17-19).
(Romans 1:9 – 11)
If we maintain prayerful spirit towards others, we will always be led out of the temptation to sin against one another, and also be delivering others from falling into temptation (cons. Matt. 26:41; Lk. 22:31-32).
We often sin against one another and pollute our minds with gossiping and back-biting. But if we turn that information that will lead to gossiping into prayer points, good relationship and sound mind will be maintained, a joyful heart that effects thankful spirit will be our lot, enhancing a spiritually healthy and growing congregation. This will also enhance numerical growth (enlarging the kingdom) as new converts are transformed by our common godly practice.
We should also encourage one another by saying: I am praying for you. Praying for one another is a Christian culture that has great efficacy in keeping the church together. Let us (like Apostle Paul) also learn to pray for other Christian groups.