Tags: church planters, Church Planting, prayer
This week I spent some time talking about church planting and praying about church planting. So I thought it would be good for us to pray about church planting. I don’t have any one city in mind, but the northeastern United States could certainly use some prayer.
Pick a city other than the one you live in and ask God to:
- Raise up men to go there and plant sound Biblical churches.
- Lead the church planters to the gatekeepers and to let them find favor with them.
- Lead the church planters to the persons of peace and to be able to lead them to faith in Christ.
- To protect them and their families spiritually, physically and emotionally.
- Raise up an intercessory prayer team for them, their families and the churches.
- To provide them encouragers for the rough times they will encounter.
- For the church planters to lead people to Christ and to make disciples and train leaders.
- For these churches to become strong and healthy and to plant other churches also.
(36)When He saw the crowds, He had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. (37)Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. (38)Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field.” (Matthew 9:36-38 NIV)
(6)No one is like You, O Lord: You are great and Your name is mighty in power. (7)Who should not revere You, O King of the nations? This is Your due. Among all the wise men of the nations and in all their kingdoms, there is no one like You. (Jeremiah 10:6-7 NIV)
Trust God to do mighty things in answer to your prayers of faith. He delights to hear His children pray. Thank you for praying,
Bill (a fellow-laborer)
“He who lives without prayer, he who lives with little prayer, he who seldom reads the Word, and he who seldom looks up to heaven for a fresh influence from on high — he will be the man whose heart will become dry and barren.”
– C. H. Spurgeon
“Oh! Men and brethren, that God would appear among us and do wondrous things here, as in the times of former generations.” – C. H. Spurgeon
“There is yet very much land to be possessed, and our plea to you is: ‘Come over and help us’ to possess it for our God and for the truth as it is in Jesus…The situation is more urgent and pressing than ever. There remain as many souls to be reached; the work has been increased in difficulty; and our time for its accomplishment is diminishing. When it is remembered, in connection with the foregoing, that a little time is necessary to fit new men for work, now is emphatically our time.” – J. A. Brunson (a missionary to Japan in the late 1800’s)