Ezra 8:22 For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way: because we had spoken unto the king, saying, The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath is against all them that forsake him.
We too should be embarrassed to have to ask the lost world for help to do the work of God. Our God is a God that hears and answers prayer. He desires to show Himself strong on the behalf of the work of His hand. I fear that we have not taught enough people to believe in and obey our God in the way they give and support His work. He will bless His own that give voluntarily to His work.