Biblical Prayer Truths for an Empowered/Effective Outreach

Praise: “Know that the LORD is God. It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the LORD is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations.”  (Psalm 100:3-5) Thank the Lord for opening to us the door of opportunity to teach God’s Word outside church buildings (Norton Telegram, KQNK Radio, Sermon Central, Logos Bible Sermons, Facebook, Twitter) and new ministry opportunities which come as He blesses.

The High Priestly Prayer of Jesus was for Himself, His disciples and all believers. (John 17:1-26) Jesus said He would be with us “always” to fulfill the “Great Commission.” (Matthew 28:18-20)

Thank God for sending us for: “How can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard?  And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?  And how can they preach unless they are sent?  As it is written, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news.”  (Romans 10:14-15)

Pray that this ministry is powerful and effective. “Finally, brothers, pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you.”  (1 Thessalonians 3:1)

Pray that God would call lost souls to Christ for Jesus said: “No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him…”   (John 6: 44)

Pray that God would release the finances needed to assure this Word-base, Christ-centered ministry will be provided for.

Close with Praise:  The call to pray is from God’s Word and we are given a sure promise, “The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.”  (James 5:16b) Our righteousness is accomplished by having Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord.  By His sacrificial death and victory over sin we are found to be righteous in God’s sight.  For this be sure to thank God and Jesus Christ.