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Prayer, Plain and Simple

“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. Now go…” Luke 10:2,3

Looking for work? God has posted a job that you qualify for if you have given yourself over to the leadership of Jesus. As He often did, Jesus spoke here in a metaphor. No doubt, he and his disciples just happened to be walking past farmers in a harvest field. He makes the observation that this time in history is likened to a harvest.

People are hungry for the message of hope that Jesus brings. But who will speak that message? There is a window of opportunity at harvest time when the fruit in the fields is ripe. If no one is there to pick it, it will fall to the ground and rot.

Be the answer to your own prayer for Kingdom workers in the field of those you love and care about: Go yourself. Draft yourself! Volunteer as a worker in the lives of people who desperately need the Good News of the Kingdom of God. You might not be able to reach the people you are praying for, but you can reach the people others are praying for! And God will see to it your loved ones are reached as you (to mix in another farmer metaphor) sow seeds of God’s love into the lives of others.

Father,

I hear your call for volunteer workers in the “fields”. You can count on me to make myself available to be an answer to somebody else’s prayers – to work, teach, touch, encourage, and come alongside anyone who needs hope today, offering them your great love out of my own personal experience as I have encountered and enjoyed your forgiveness and power and grace.

In Jesus’ Name Amen

“Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed. For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning. Great is your faithfulness!” Lamentations 3:22-23

Life’s struggles can consume us when we focus on them. The challenges we face are real as is the suffering that often accompanies them, but we have a choice to turn our thoughts away from the problems that overwhelm us, toward the love of God. His love never fails. His acts of compassion in our lives can rejuvenate our joy every morning when we awake. His faithfulness knows no bounds.

Father,

I choose to be consumed by You today, not the challenges that I’m facing. I choose to fix my thoughts on You and on what is true and lovely and worthy of praise. You are all those things, and your compassion is working in my life today, bringing about miracles that my worrying and fretting can never accomplish. I will be full of faith today, believing that you are faithful to me in every area of my life as your Word says you are. I will praise you today in advance for delivering me from being overwhelmed by trouble, grief, sorrow, regret, loneliness, despair, defeat, or anything the devil tries to throw at me.

In Jesus’ Name Amen

Please join us today, July 20th for Beliefnet’s Facebook Live Event! We will be live at 4:00pm Eastern Daylight Time on the Jesus Christ Savior by Beliefnet page: (https://www.facebook.com/JesusChrist.Savior/

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So join us as we pray, and we will be taking live prayer requests and praying for you on air. We look forward to seeing you then.

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~Mark and Jill

Please join us this Wednesday, July 20th for Beliefnet’s Facebook Live Event! We will be live at 4:00pm Eastern Daylight Time this Wednesday on the Jesus Christ Savior by Beliefnet page: (https://www.facebook.com/JesusChrist.Savior/

Will will be praying for Relationship. There isn’t one in the universe that couldn’t benefit from some prayer. Relationships are barely possible without it, unless you happen to be born perfect, which we certainly are not…

So join us as we pray, and we will be taking live prayer requests and praying for you on air. We look forward to seeing you then.

Also, we would encourage people to “Like” the page. That way, you’ll receive a notification from Facebook when we do go live!

~Mark and Jill

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