Higher Everyday Daily Devotional 5-1-19
PRAYER SUPPORT FOR MISSION
TEXT: 2 THESSALONIANS 3:1-5
BIBLE TEXT: “Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you…And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith” ( 2 THESSALONIANS 3:1, 2).
Evangelizing distant and unreached territories is part of Christ’s mandate to all believers. An indispensable resource for fulfilling this divine mandate is prayer. In the closing part of his epistle to the Thessalonian believers, Apostle Paul requested prayer, not only for himself but also for the rest of his fellow ministers. The importance of prayer for missions cannot be overemphasized.
Prayer lays the foundation for missions in that it reveals fertile grounds for harvest. Prayer then forms the building blocks for a fruitful mission. There are several oppositions and open confrontations which are usually experienced from evil forces which prayer can dislodge. So then, we should pray for success (a) Success of programmes on the mission field, such as crusades, personal evangelism, and indoor revival programmes (b) Funds for mission work (c) Cooperation from political and traditional leaders (d) Divine protection for missionaries facing tough times. Indeed, prayer is a must for a successful and sustainable mission work. It is therefore, our collective responsibility to support the mission field with unrelenting prayers. Pray for the missionaries today.
QUOTE: Prayer lays the foundation for missions
CHALLENGE: Where you cannot travel to, your prayers can.
PRAYER: Lord, open the door of revival to the missionaries in the mission fields.
FURTHER READING: 1 THESSALONIANS 5:25