We’ve already mentioned the extreme importance of prayer for those who do not know God yet as their personal Lord and Savior, but here we want to issue a challenge. Compile a list of 30 people you know of that do not know Jesus. Start with those closest to you: unsaved friends and family members. Commit to work through the list, praying for one person each day. I know from personal experience that it will be hard to stay on top of it and not slack off, but every time you find yourself distracted or ‘running out of time’ to pray for those on your list, remind yourself of the importance of prayer and their salvation, and look up a scripture giving us this very command.* An idea is to ask another person to do it with you and help keep you accountable. A parent or sibling are probably the best options for this since you see them everyday. So I ask again: please join me in this challenge. Pray! And email us the results! If you want, email us and we would love to help keep you accountable… and you can do the same for us!
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An Everyday Missionary
An Everyday Missionary should always be praying. 1st Thessalonians 5:16-18 says, “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” I think that verse is really good to know because it says to be rejoicing ALWAYS and praying CONTINUALLY. Do we really do that though? Are you always praying and continually in contact with the Lord? After reading this verse I definitely noticed how much more I need to turn and talk to Him. Whether it’s when I’m writing a page for Th!nk or going to school everyday or maybe just having nothing to do I should just pray and I encourage you too to do that. How this ties into our theme is that we should always be praying for our community, country, government, etc. You may not realize how important it is to pray. The Bible says in Jeremiah 29:12, “Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.” God will always hear us when we come to Him. How often are you communicating with Him? James 5:16 also says, “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”
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