Jesus said, “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come” (Matthew 24:14).
God is doing a new thing today. If you want to be in on what God is doing, you must begin praying with greater passion and intensity. If you want purpose and meaning to life and if you want your life to really count for God and to make a difference in this world, pray! Prayer is what God is calling His people to do today as a part of His plan for this world.
The gospel is going to be preached to all nations. Jesus said so. If Jesus said it, I firmly believe it will happen. Sometime after the gospel has been preached to the whole world, the end of all things will come. Evangelism is tied to the second coming of Christ. Without delving into issues of dates and times, the question for us today is, “Do we want to be a part of the fulfillment of Jesus’ words?”
–Taken from Prayer and the End of Days (Praying God’s Purposes in Troubled Times) by David Butts. (Click on the blue title for more information about this resource).
Lord Jesus, I want to be a part of Your plans and purposes, and for my prayers to speed Your coming again! Give me a deep love for the lost so that I will long to pray for You to become Lord and Savior in their lives. May my prayers be the catalyst for helping the lost to draw deeply into Your Presence and to know Your purpose for their lives!
Praise the Son of God, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Thank God for the depth of the riches of that wisdom and knowledge (Rom. 11:33). Confess those areas of your work or personal life for which you have forgotten to ask his wisdom and guidance. Commit yourself to calling out for insight and crying aloud for understanding, to looking for it as for silver and searching for it as for hidden treasure (Prov. 2:3). Ask God to let his discretion protect you and his understanding guard you.
Intercede for the parents you know who are struggling with raising their children, that God will open their hearts to his wisdom.
–Prayer Points taken from Patterns for Prayer by Alvin VanderGriend (Click on the blue title for more information about this resource).