"Intercession must be prominent... We may well ask ourselves what place intercession has in our present devotions. Does it come last or first? Is it summarized or detailed? May we not say that a clergy man’s spiritual life may be gauged by the place occupied in it by intercessory prayer? Intercession then must not only be definite but predominant in our life, it must occupy not a small but a prominent part of our daily prayer-life; and as we enter more fully into the possibilities of prayer, our life of priestly intercession will be a life of ever-extending influence and power for God" (W. H. Griffith Thomas, The Work of the Ministry, p. 279).