“Finally, brother, pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you” (2 Thessalonians 3:1).
There is a fascinating change taking place in the way the church perceives prayer. From dusty devotions and personal needs, prayer has taken center stage in our attempts to reach the lost. Prayer seems to have become the divine strategy for the completion of the task of world evangelization. Wherever the church is growing the most, you find the church praying the best.
The explosion of prayer evangelism is happening in Korea, in Argentina, in many places in Africa, and it’s beginning to happen in North America as well. Christians are creatively bringing together prayer and evangelism in ways that are overcoming both natural and spiritual barriers to Christian conversion.
Father, just as Paul prayed for the Thessalonians, I ask that You would use me to spread the message of the Lord!
–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).
Praise God that birth and conception are miraculous and a special gift from God. Thank him for planning all your days before you were even born (Ps. 139:16). Confess any dissatisfaction over the gifts and abilities God has given you. Commit yourself to God daily and, like Paul, be content in whatever situation he has placed you (Phil. 4:11). Ask God to bring personal peace as a member of your family.
Pray that children in your family circle and among your friends may be blessed with godly parents who are good examples and who discipline them in love (Prov. 22:6).
–Prayer Points taken from Patterns for Prayer by Alvin VanderGriend (Click on the blue title for more information about this resource).