Prayer for the Furtherance of the Gospel
“19 Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.”
- Ephesians 6:19-20
It is imperative during this time of consecration that we shift our paradigm relative to prayer. Many of us view prayer as a mechanism by which we communicate with the Father asking His forgiveness of our sins and solicit His intervention in the affairs of our lives. Those things are certainly true but we have missed a large segment of the purpose of prayer in the life of the child of God if we fail to grasp that our prayers should always include intercession for the furtherance of the Gospel of Christ and for those who carry His message to the world.
The spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the literal answer to the dismantling of the Kingdom of Darkness. When we tap into the unlimited resource of prayer petitioning God to give boldness to those who declare His gospel and opportunities for them to declare it we are linking into ministry with no boundaries. We may not be able to participate in ministry at the level of visibility that we see others engage in, but when we pray we tap into the ministry of the Church universal and are able to effect change on a scale that transcends time and space. Don’t miss your opportunity to participate in the global ministry of spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Ask God to open opportunities for ministry to those who are carrying His Gospel where His voice is heard small and His light is seen dim. Your prayers mark a critical component in the success of the mission of the Gospel!
Dr. Craig L. Oliver - #iWINatEBC