A prayer for strength to be Christ’s ambassadors
“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.” (2 Cor. 5:20)
A Christian believer is considered an ambassador. A government appointed ambassador are sent to communicate with foreign governments and called upon to represent the opinion and authority of the country who has sent them.
The spiritual citizenship of a Christian is the kingdom of heaven. As a result, Christians are called to deliver a message of reconciliation. It is the desire of the King to be right with all people who live in a foreign world. God delivers an appeal through us that He has done everything to remove any barriers to a complete fellowship with Him. As Christ’s ambassadors, Christians are appointed or commissioned to share this all-important message to a world living in rebellion. They have barricaded themselves in self-righteousness believing they can save themselves from the enemy. A Christian’s message of reconciliation requires a surrendering from those who are in rebellion. That’s a difficult message to give, especially to those who feel safe and secure in their own tower.
Christians need prayer in asking God to give us the courage to share this message of salvation with others. We can go to Lord and say, “Lord God, What a privilege it is to be Your ambassador! Too often I forget this role or don’t want the responsibility that comes with it. Help me to be Your representative in the positions and circumstances You have placed me in. I am Your ambassador. Use me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”