The Release of The SPIRIT
Pray for Our Missionaries
I have but one candle of life to burn, and would rather burn it out where people are dying in darkness than in a land which is flooded with light.
Missionaries answer God’s call and leave home and family to reach a people for whom God has burdened them. When we refer to missionaries, we likely think first of those who have moved to far-off places or those who must to live undercover in a country closed to the gospel. They have counted the cost and will risk their lives for Christ.
But let’s not forget the missionaries working in the United States among our own unreached or hard-to-reach. Even though America is a free country, sharing the gospel can be just as difficult as our society becomes increasingly less Christian. These missionaries also counted the cost and joyfully accepted the mission before them—church planting among Muslims, reaching students on university campuses, serving youth and adults with drug and alcohol problems, or providing care to our soldiers.
All of these missionaries, both near and far, need encouragement and prayer as they work in difficult places and in difficult situations. A lost soul is a lost soul, no matter what country that person lives in or what tribe they come from. The enemy will do what it takes to keep them that way. Pray for our missionaries, that as they encounter discouraging moments or seasons, or outright spiritual warfare, they will stand firm on God’s Great Commission to go and His great promise that all nations, tribes, and tongues will gather at His throne.
Pray the Scriptures:
Pray for the missionaries who minister in the United States and the military chaplains currently serving around the world and in the United States. Ask God to meet their spiritual, physical, and financial needs.
And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? (Romans 10:14)