Thursday, October 2, 2008

Pray for the lost and the laborers?

It seems as saints of God we tend to pray only for the lost to be saved. As time progressed I became convinced by the word of God that we are doing things wrong in that area. You see in the scriptures what did Jesus say for us to do?

"The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into the harvest." Luke 10:2 ESV

You see there is an abundance of lost people (harvest), but few laborers (witnesses). So we need to be praying for the Lord to send out more witnesses to present the gospel to the world so that they may be saved.
The scripture also says, " How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him whom they have never heard? And how are they to "hear" without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent?" Romans 10:14-15
So we need to be praying for the lost to be saved Romans 10:1, but also for the laborers to be sent.
Guess who those laborers are? Us, yes we who are called into Jesus' kingdom are the laborers who should be out witnessing, evangelizing and praying. So as we are called we should go. Not just the pastor, or evangelist etc., but all. We are to be praying for the saints (each other) as they and we go out to witness. So there it is now go. Pray for the sick, lame and demon possessed, but tell them about Jesus.

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