Prayer as Evangelism

by | Apr 27, 2024 | 2024, Devotional, Missions | 0 comments

“No one comes to me, unless the Father who sent me draws them.” – John 6:44

I like to think of myself as one in the driver seat. I like to plan, lead, and do. It is my natural tendency to loan wolf it and just get it done. This works great when the task is me-sized. The problem is, God doesn’t call us to me-sized tasks, but God-sized. When he says he is able to do “immeasurably more than we can hope or imagine” (Ephesians 3:20), he is not talking me-sized. Evangelism is a God sized endeavor. So, when Jesus told his disciples to go into the field to fish for men because the “harvest is plentiful but the workers are few” (Luke 9:37-38), he followed it up by telling them to go out into the field and grind out some salvations… just kidding… he told them to pray earnestly to the LORD OF THE HARVEST for more laborers.   

Evangelism without prayer is fruitless.

If you are struggling to lean into the biblical notion of evangelism, maybe you are looking at it as a scary you-sized mission… Sheesh that sounds daunting, but when we understand this as a God-sized task and that God is the one who really does the work… it changes everything. Turns out, evangelism doesn’t have to be on a street corner or in a pew, it begins by putting two indentions in your bedside carpet. The rest will flow from that warring posture.  

How are your prayers impacting the harvest?

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