We have often noted that the Early Church moved forward through prayer. As Jesus left the disciples with instructions to “wait for the promise of the Father” (Acts 1:4), they spent those days in prayer (1:14). These and many other references show how important prayer was to the Church.
After Saul was converted and enfolded into the body of Christ at Damascus, Jerusalem, Antioch and other places, he saw the power of prayer working in the Church. When Saul, now Paul, is sent out on his second and third missionary journey, he does not hesitate to ask for prayer:
“Brothers, pray for us” (1 Thessalonians 5:25).
“Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you” (2 Thessalonians 3:1).
“At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison--” (Colossians 4:3).
I have listed these in the order in which they were written so you can see how the urgency of his request for the churches to pray became more intense and specific. He was not asking them to pray for personal matters, but for the advancement of God’s work. That is where his heart was! That is what matters! That is where our hearts should be.
Therefore, the fact you are reading this blog means you have some interest in this ministry. I am asking that you invest in something that will impact lives for eternity. Pray for us so that through this ministry the Church will return to Scripture and use biblical methods for the spread of the Gospel to the unreached. Through faithful, genuine prayer we join the heart and work of God.
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