(Pray For God’s People)
TO THE BIBLE: 2 Thessalonians 3:1-2
“Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you, and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men; for not all have faith.”
John Wesley, a great man of God, once said, “It appears that God will do nothing except we ask Him.” It’s no wonder that he was credited to have, through prayer, effected remarkable changes in his day, both in his own life and ministry and in the society at large.
In Luke 18:1, Jesus taught that men ought always to pray and not to faint. It’s your priestly ministry as a believer to pray for your brothers and sisters all over the world, that through them, God’s Word will be preached in the nooks and crannies of their nation.
Paul, in his epistles, asked believers to pray for his missionary work. In the opening Scripture, he said, “…that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men; for not all have faith” (2 Thessalonians 3:2). The Greek word translated “delivered” is “rhuomai”; it alludes to the rushing of a current or a flood. By implication, he’s saying that God will rush like a flood to deliver His people from the clutches of wicked and unreasonable men, who are against the preaching of the gospel.
Get concerned about what happens to Christians in your nation and around the world, and let your concern drive you to your knees in prayer.
Romans 15:30; Ephesians 6:18-20
Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for making me an intercessor, one that stands in the gap for God’s children all over the world! I live up to this call today, as I pray that you’ll grant utterance, boldness and opportunity to Christians, especially in places where the light of the gospel is dim, to preach your Word with mighty miracles, signs and wonders, in the Name of Jesus. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Acts 14:1-28, Nehemiah 11-13
2 Corinthians 10:8-18, Isaiah 18
List out the names of five people you will pray for consistently from now on. You may add to your list subsequently.
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