Pray for Missions Revival
What we see in Scripture regarding missions is that the church took the Great Commission seriously, the church sought the Holy Spirit and sent out missionaries, and the church supported missionaries and Gospel works beyond their towns.
This is a church thing.
Inherent in being a church member is taking the Gospel to every creature. You and I can’t personally do that, but that’s where our missions program, and, specifically this month, where our Missions Revival comes in.
Churches pray together. It’s part of what we do to move the hand of God.
I’m not sure if we have the right to expect a great Missions Revival if we’re not praying for it.
I’ve learned that habits are formed by a TRIGGER, a RESPONSE, and an OUTCOME. You might have started a new diet at the beginning of the year, and the trigger might be seeing your favorite snack but choosing the response of a healthy food instead. That’s a new habit in the making.
One fitness trainer suggested, “Every time you walk through a doorway, straighten your posture.” That’s a simple trigger/response formula I’d like to use with the MISSIONS REVIVAL.
What are you using to remind you to pray for our Missions Revival?
Here are a few suggestions:
- Meals. Include a missionary with each prayer for food. You’re already praying multiple times per day; use it for praying for missions.
- Stoplights. Turn that aggravation into edification! Use the dead time at a stoplight to pray for God to move in your own heart and in our church.
- Pulling out your phone. Social media, text, etc. —use the alert as an alert to pray for missions.
- GLOBLE game. My last one is kind of silly… I play a little game called GLOBLE. Every day you guess a new country and pop around the map until you figure it out. To justify my time, I use it to pray for missions! Today, for example, was Sri Lanka, where my best friend is a missionary, so I texted him to let him know I prayed extra for him today.
What’s your prayer trigger? Use it for the cause of missions this week.