The Mission Field is Only a Prayer Away

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God calls each of us to play a part in the lives of other people.  Unless we live alone on an island there are people we know, love and cross paths with, often every day.  Do we ever think of them as a mission field?  Too often we think of the missionary as the one hacking down jungle vines to clear the way for a school in some far corner of a South American country.  We forget that our own neighborhood, or the people who live with us under the same roof, are as much in need of the Gospel as any inhabitant of a remote corner of the world.

For those who live alone or who don’t get out much, the mission field may seem quite spare.  However, whether we can’t or don’t have the ability to get out and be with other people, we have the power and duty of prayer to exercise.  Every couple of months a kind and Godly woman sends the tax collector a letter telling him about all the times she has prayed for him to make the right choices, to be protected as an elected official and to demonstrate that his position is important because God put him in it.  We have never met this lady, but she chose to commit a part of her prayer time to him.  It is always a blessing to see her letter arrive and to read her words which are full of faith and encouragement.

Don’t ever underestimate the impact you can have on God’s Kingdom.  Praying for your family, friends, neighbors or total strangers will be answered.  While the choice to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior is a personal one, prayers can help soften a hardened heart or remove obstacles that would otherwise block the Good News from being delivered.  The next time you feel you are not doing enough for the Lord, bend your head in prayer.  Not only could you have an eternal impact on someone’s life, you will receive untold blessings in return.

In addition to your private time with the Lord we would like to invite you to join us for corporate prayer on Sundays at 9am and Wednesdays at 6pm.

If you are interested in joining our prayer team, contact Esther Moore. Email Esther.

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