Pray Like A Missionary
Our family has officially transitioned to Salt Lake City to plant Ridgeline Church, which means we’re now missionaries in a new place. For some reason this move, like no other before it, has impressed upon me the impossibility of our task apart from prayer. I’m not saying prayer was any less necessary before, but there is something about dropping into an unknown place as unknown people that really snaps the size of your supernatural need into perspective. Thankfully, this continues to put prayer front of mind for me.
You may not be planting a church and you may not have just moved to a new city, but . . .
You are a missionary wherever Jesus has put you. Jesus commissioned His disciples to go and make disciples, which means we’re all missionaries (Matt. 28:19-20). Because only Jesus can save anyone, every seed we cast must be covered in prayer. Here is a list of things I’m praying throughout every day. Maybe a few of these will prompt new prayers for you as well.
- Father, give me favor in building relationships.
- Father, give me eyes to see where you are already at work.
- Father, give me the courage to boldly share the gospel when I’m scared to do so.
- Father, help me be sensitive to the leading of your Holy Spirit.
- Father, give me the the faith to trust your power to save.
- Father, help me trust you to accomplish your will through my faithfulness.
- Father, help me to make Jesus big and beautiful in all my interactions.
- Father, grow a compassionate heart for the lost in me.
As missionaries, prayer is critical to the call on our lives. Let’s fill this day with missionary prayers, asking God to direct our every step and work in the ways that only He can.