“Devote yourselves to prayer…pray for us, too, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ…Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should.” (Col 4: 2 – 4)
Greetings to all my brothers and sisters in Christ! It has always been an enriching experience to walk alongside with all of you to take God’s love into the broken world. The last few weeks in India was a time of meaningful fellowship and strategic partnership, aiming at the expansion of God’s kingdom. The Leadership Consultation and International Family Conference still remains afresh in my heart because it provided ample of possibilities to explore God’s heart. I am glad for this opportunity to encourage you from God’s word to pray for our nation India.
I love the way the early church prayed for apostles as they went to preach the good news of Jesus Christ. Paul encourages the church of Colossians in chapter 4 to pray for his mission journey. He writes, “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should” (Col 4:2-4). There are instances where Paul takes time to thank the church for their earnest prayer and support for him and encouraged them to be persistent in prayer. Being in chains, Paul is requesting prayers for his plans to move around with the Gospel. He knew that the prayers of the righteous are effective and powerful. When the church prayed, they not only stood with Paul but also became partners in his mission Journeys.
Is this not a matter of joy and encouragement for Paul to know that there are people who continually praying for him? I strongly believe that despite of immense opposition and persecution the message of the cross could spread throughout the world, is because of the prayer support that they received from the body of Christ. My dear beloved in the Lord, I really appreciate your earnest prayers for us as we travel through different states of India with the good news. We have only one desire that we may touch thousands of lives with the love of Christ. Be a part of this mission journey by your prayer and contribution. May the good Lord unite our hearts together in prayers!
Prayer of the day: Let us continue pray for all our brothers and sisters, who are determined to proclaim good news of Jesus to the world.
Quote of the day: “Prayer Moves the Hand that Moves the World.” (Charles Spurgeon)