Prayer for Our Mission- Our World

June 21, 2017 0 comments

 

Prayer for Our Mission- Our World

 

Acts 13:47-48

For this is what the Lord has commanded us: “ ‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’ ” When the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and honored the word of the Lord; and all who were appointed for eternal life believed.

Father God, I pray that we hear your call, your command, to bring salvation to the ends of the earth by sharing the very good news of Jesus. I pray you set this into our hearts and make us seek to increase the knowledge and truth of the gospel among all people by way of the Holy Spirit! Thank you for sending those of us out into the world that have felt the Spirit's call! Thank you for those that have physically left their homes and done much to glorify you! We pray that you be glorified by all people! We pray you encourage and strengthen the missionaries of your church and we pray you call more from Grace Church to pursue world missions. Aid your church in the ability to build relationships and close ties with those who do not yet know you.

We thank you for also bringing the world to us through the gift of globalization and the many "nations" and international communities that call America home either permanently or for perhaps only a short while whether as students, refugees, immigrants, or any other person finding themselves in our community from an outside nation or culture. Help us to see these individuals as part of "the ends of the earth". Help us to see how you have sovereignty brought these nations to us. May we seek to build genuine relationships, friendships, with the international community that they might see your love and goodness in the face of Jesus Christ and through us, the body. We pray that many people would become ambassadors of Christ to their own nations!

May we be intentional in seeking to purse and support world missions, Lord, both home and abroad. We pray, Holy Spirit, lead us in this effort that you would cause all who are appointed to eternal life to believe in the personal, atoning sacrifice of Jesus!

In Jesus name,

Amen

(A Prayer by Vanessa)