Praying For Laborers In The Harvest
These were his instructions to them: “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.”
As we pray for America we need to see the people living around us and in the world. Those who are hurting, empty, wandering without hope, deceived.
Jesus commanded us specifically to pray that God, the Lord of the harvest would send more laborers into His harvest field of souls.
Jesus’s solution to overwhelming human needs is prayer –for more people to serve in ministry. The following are prayer points we can use as we pray for laborers to the harvest
As we pray for His kingdom to come we pray for more people to seek first and serve His kingdom. One man or woman completely surrendered to God filled with His Spirit can radically impact marriages, families, churches, businesses, and culture in a city.
(See Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Acts etc;) Any follower of Jesus is called to be a laborer in Gods “harvest field”. Praying, serving, giving, going.
This mission should be given the highest priority. We get lost in our obsession with personal needs and entertainment, and forget the tragedy of the spiritual lost. Hundreds of thousands in our nation have no relationship with God. Hundreds of millions need to hear the message in the world. The task is enormous, but this is His kingdom calling and agenda. Nothing is impossible for God.
Pray for your pastors. Their challenges are many, their work is eternal and vital. The attacks of the enemy against them are intense. If you want a better pastor start praying boldly and faithfully for the one you already have. Rally your church to do the same. Ephesians 6:19-20
Pray for other pastors, churches. Pray for unity among them, that they will meet and pray for one another and for your city.
Pray for other ministries, para-church, campus ministries, family ministries, Christian schools and colleges, humanitarian ministries, those serving the least, the last, the lost around them. Pray they will be strong and true to the Word and to the Lord as opposition in our culture increases.
Lord give us a heart for people. A heart of love and compassion for the lost. A renewed love for the gospel and a deep admiration and concern for those who already at work in the harvest fields. I pray that You would deliver them and those to come from the evil one, empower Your laborers to boldly proclaim and represent You and Your Word to the world until You return. Help me to be obedient to Your voice and do my part in advancing Your kingdom on earth.
From the book “The Battle Plan For Prayer” by Stephan and Alex Kendrick
In Jesus name we pray! Amen