During my reading time today, I came across this wonderful paragraph in this book: I think it says it all.
The Complete Works of E. M. Bounds on Prayer
"What an era of glorious achievements would dawn for the church and the world, if only there could be reproduced a race of saints of like mighty faith, of like wonderful praying!
It is not the intellectually great that the church needs; nor is it men of wealth that the times demand. It is not people of great social influence that this day requires.
Above everybody and everything else, it is men of faith, men of mighty prayer, men and women after the fashion of the saints and heroes enumerated in Hebrews, who "obtained a good report through faith," that the church and the whole wide world of humanity needs.