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Psalm 121:1-2 (NASB)

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.

23 January 2012

Pressed to Prayer!

The theme for the year for our church’s Ladies Missionary Prayer Group is very encouraging:

We do not want you to be unaware, brethren, of our affliction . . . that we were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life;
Indeed, we had the sentence of death within ourselves so that we would not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead;
Who delivered us from so great a peril of death, and will deliver us, He on whom we have set our hope. And He will yet deliver us,
You also joining in helping us through your prayers, so that thanks may be given by many persons on our behalf for the favor bestowed on us through the prayers of many.

Think about it! (Wow!) As you pray for missionaries, you take part in their ministries and in the blessings of answered prayer!

Furthermore, given the example of Christ Himself as He prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36-45; cf. Revelation 12), we were encouraged to pray specifically for missionaries – to be “pressed to prayer” for them on two accounts:
  1. Recognize the missionaries’ struggle with their own flesh – and be pressed to prayer for them.
  2. Recognize the missionaries’ struggle against the powers of darkness – and be pressed to prayer for them.
Will you pray specifically for missionaries? Will you pray specifically for us?

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