Text: Act 13:1-3, Psalm 6:6-8, Exodus 17:8
There are still more lands to be conquered for Christ. So many people are still unsafe and living in darkness.
While mission is all about God and the gift of salvation He bestowed on humanity, missions as to do with how believers can reach out to the unbelievers and winning more souls for Christ.
One of the most vital instruments that can be used to conquer more lands for Christ is prayer. It is highly needed to make a successful mission.
BASIS OF PRAYERS FOR MISSIONS
- The disciples sought the face of God for Barnabas and Saul. Act 13:3. When we intercede for others, God will take care of our personal needs.
- The New Testament church used prayers as strategy to advance missions. Act 13:2. When we pray for missions, God will reveal unto us His mind. God spoke to the apostles as regards the gentile’s missions.
- Prayer help the New Testament church to know the right timing and personnel needed for missions.
While giving and going for missions are important, prayers are more important in missions. Prayers can be made as an individual, family and church. We must pray for missions in truth and holiness. Romans 6:14.
FOCUS OF PRAYERS
- Pray to God to send more workers into His vineyards;
- Pray for finances to fund the missions activities;
- Pray that God should pull down every strongholds of the enemies;
- Pray for soul harvest;
- Pray for boldness to preach the word;
- Pray for the right equipments to be used;
- Pray for open doors;
- Pray for the right approach.
Mission is a mandate from God to every believer Matthew 28:18-20, for this mandate to be accomplished, the place of prayer cannot be over-emphasized. I pray as you go about winning soul for the expansion of God’s kingdom, may His presence continue to go with you. (Amen)