Tag: Mission

Witness Well

A prayer on how to persuade people to hear the gospel

The host was tired of excuses. His desire was to have a room full of people enjoying a delicious and festive banquet. Instead, the people he invited chose not to come. The excuses were both lame and hurtful. In haste, he told his servants to “Go out to the roads and country lanes and make …

A prayer to be open in sharing God’s Word with others

Coming to a saving faith in Christ Jesus usually involves a process. There is so much going on behind the scenes of one’s heart and soul that we don’t know or see. Someone could be praying for a friend or a loved over a long period of time. In what seems like a random encounter …

A prayer to be powerful witnesses of God’s Word

When witnesses are called upon in a courtroom, they take an oath to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth. To lie would be a crime. God calls Christians to the stand to be his witnesses. All we need to do is tell the truth of God’s Word. It seems that Christians today are distracted. There …

Praying for confidence in the power of God’s Word

Rain and snow comes down from the heavens and brings life. There is a purpose behind each raindrop and every snowflake. Rain is often used as a symbol of abundance in the Bible and gives us a unique description of how God uses His Word in this world. The Bible says in Isaiah, “As the …

A Prayer on how to joyfully fulfill Jesus’ Great Commission

When Jesus tells us to go and make disciples of all nations, he’s not merely making a suggestion, nor is it just an order. It is something far greater.  The great commission given by Jesus is a pronouncement of victory by our Risen Savior. Now, we have the opportunity to share this message with others. When …

A prayer on being prepared to share God’s Word with others

The Bible says, “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.  But do this with gentleness and respect.” (1 Peter 3:15)  Being prepared to share God’s Word is only part of our witness, because being prepared to do so in love can …

A prayer to overcome fear in sharing God’s Word with others

The prospect of sharing God’s Word with others does cause fear and panic for many Christians. The thoughts of  “What do I say?” or “What if I say something wrong?” plants the seeds of inactivity in our fertile minds. The words of Jesus confronts our fears with a simple statement, “Don’t worry!”  When the disciples gathered …

Reaching Men Who Hate Going to Church

If today’s church wants to reach men, it must start challenging them to follow Christ. In the Bible, Jesus confronted the religious, comforted the needy, but challenged everyone else. Rick Warren estimates that 80% of today’s churches are comforting churches which he labeled as “family reunion churches.” The greatest commandment for comforting churches is to be nice. The …