Monday, April 1, 2013
DAY 32: Pray for Harvest WORKERS
“Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” - Matthew 9:35-38
This scripture has always fascinated me. Mainly because we DON’T do what Jesus told us. When was the last time you heard people pray for LABORERS in the Harvest? These days it is very fashionable to pray for Revival (the Harvest) but Jesus didn’t tell us to pray for the harvest, but to pray for laborers. Jesus saw the crowds, had compassion on them and prayed... FOR LABORERS.
We will too.
Take 15 minutes and find a place to pray. Today, we’re going to do EXACTLY what Jesus instructed His disciples. We’re going to ask the Lord of the Harvest to send out workers into the Harvest field. It’s obvious here that the Harvest field is the world of men and women... people! Laborers are also men and women... people! So we are praying for God to send people to help other people.
I acknowledge, it might be difficult to pray for 15 minutes for laborers, but it’s worth it! Think about what you are doing. You are asking God to send people to lead other people out of darkness and eternal death into His marvelous light. It’s worth the stretch.
Be careful. You just might get what you pray for!