Friday, March 13, 2009

40 days of prayer: Day 15

And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Matthew 28:18-20

Dear Lord and Heavenly Father,

Today I pray for the missionaries around the world who are working every day to spread Your gospel to the ends of the earth. Lord, I pray for Your protection over them. Many of them work in unstable political environments, in cities rife with crime, in jungles with surprises at every turn. Please protect them from danger. I also ask that You protect them from the lies of the enemy. Encourage them and draw them to Yourself that they might not believe Satan and his deception.

Lord, embolden them to speak Your truth with love in the situations they are in: small group meetings in homes, preaching in churches, preaching in the marketplace, in one-on-one conversations. I ask Lord that Your Holy Spirit will be preparing the hearts of those who will be ministered to, that their hearts will be open to hearing Your word and that they would believe and repent.

Dear Father, we know that Your kingdom is at hand. We long for Your returning, knowing that it won't be until all the nations have heard Your word. Lord, raise up more people to serve You throughout the world, that You might come again, and quickly.

In great anticipation I ask it,

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