A Prayer to be a Bold Witness for Christ
Sharing God’s Word with others is a daunting task. Competing truths, busyness, and distractions add up to what seemingly is a disinterested public towards spiritual matters. When including our own fear and weaknesses, we must acknowledge our need to rely on God for His power and strength. Like the great Christian missionaries of old, we must rely on prayer to embolden us to be his witnesses. Through prayer, we take the focus off ourselves and place it entirely on God. As a result, our hearts respond with thanksgiving for all God has done and continues to do for us.
“Sing praises to the LORD, enthroned in Zion; proclaim among the nations what he has done.” (Psalm 9:11)
This outpouring of a thankful heart is like spring water falling over a rocky ledge. The law of gravity is a force beyond our control. A thankful heart is like spring water — it can not help but pour into our daily lives. This natural flow of words and actions becomes our witness as we communicate to all people the good news of God’s salvation through Christ Jesus. It’s an attitude of praise as we confidently make known to all people God’s great victory on behalf of us.
We can boldly come before the Lord and pray
“Lord, You are God Almighty! We love You and thank You for Your many blessings. We thank You most for Your love and salvation. May our thankfulness overflow from our hearts with songs of praise. Remove any obstacles that might hinder this flow, and may we share these songs with others through our lives and through our words. Thank you, Jesus! Amen.”