Prayer is the greater work
Our Baptist mission agency, Global Interaction, has called for a concerted weekend of prayer for mission all around Australia on 6 – 9 November. As such, we plan to hold a special prayer meeting next Sunday, the 8th of November.
As members of the body of Christ, we all have the privilege of partnering with Jesus in redeeming people from every nation, tribe, people and language through His Gospel. And nowhere is this more evident than in prayer.
To quote Dick Eastman, “In no other way can the believer become as fully involved with God’s work, especially the task of world evangelism, as in intercessory prayer.”
Even if we cannot go to Thailand and Cambodia, or to Bangladesh or Malawi, all of us can humbly come directly into the great throne-room of the God of the Universe.
Make no mistake: to see sinners rescued from the kingdom of darkness and brought into the glorious Kingdom of God speaks to the spiritual battle that exists. “Prayer is primarily a wartime walkie–talkie for the mission of the church as it advances against the powers of darkness and unbelief. … Prayer is for the accomplishment of a wartime mission.” John Piper.
And why should we be involved in this great work?
“The motive is this, ‘Oh! that God could be glorified, that Jesus might see the reward of his sufferings! Oh! that sinners might be saved, so that God might have new tongues to praise him, new hearts to love him! Oh! that sin were put an end to, that the holiness, righteousness, mercy, and power of God might be magnified!’ This is the way to pray; when our prayers seek God’s glory, it is God’s glory to answer our prayers.” C. H. Spurgeon.
Thank you for praying for the work of the Gospel!