PrayerMinder Day 20

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Helps to Intercession

By Andrew Murray

What to Pray – For God’s Spirit on the Heathen

Behold, these shall come from far; and these from the land of Sinim. -Isa. 49: 12.
Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall haste to stretch out her hands to God. -Ps. 68:31.
I the Lord will hasten it in his time. -Isa. 60:22.

Pray for the heathen, who are yet without the Word. Think of China, with her three hundred millions – a million a month dying without Christ. Think of Dark Africa, with its two hundred millions. Think of thirty millions a year going down into the thick darkness. If Christ gave His life for them, will you not do so? You can give yourself up to intercede for them. Just begin, if you have never yet begun, with this simple monthly school of intercession. The ten minutes you give will make you feel this is not enough. God’s Spirit will draw you on. Persevere, however feeble you are. Ask God to give you some country or tribe to pray for. Can anything be nobler than to do as Christ did? Give your life for the heathen.

How to Pray – With Confident Expectation of an Answer

Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and will shew thee great things and difficult, which thou knowest not. -Jer. 33:3.
Thus saith the Lord God: I will yet be inquired of, that I do it. -Ezek. 3:37.

Both texts refer to promises definitely made, but their fulfillment would depend upon prayer: God would be inquired of to do it. Pray for God’s fulfillment of His promises to His Son and His Church, and expect the answer. Plead for the heathen: plead God’s promises.

2 replies
  1. Pam Nelms
    Pam Nelms says:

    Thank you Pastor Mark! This time of praying and fasting from social and news media has really helped me to focus on Christ and His love for His people. It’s really calmed my anxiety as pertains to Covid and our government and the political division that is causing such harm to our country. Thank you again for leading us through this 31 days!😊

    • Mark Childers
      Mark Childers says:

      Hi Pam,

      I’m so glad this has been a help to you and so many others. As one of our dedicated prayer ministry volunteers, you see everyday the results of a fallen world in just the small circle of people we have. But, we also get to see God’s hand in answering our prayers. This certainly isn’t something we see on the 5 o’clock news. “God Answers Prayer” would never be a headline on the news, that’s for sure. I pray that God continues to richly bless your time with Him and that He continues to minister to your family in a mighty way.

      Blessings, Pastor Mark


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