Bible Study Lessons — Matthew 9:35-38
God could certainly do it all alone, without our help So, why should we pray for workers?.
This Bible study covers lessons about praying for disciples and missionaries – then and now. He is absolutely powerful enough and has the authority.
But, God allows us to be his workers to help tell others about Jesus Christ as He commanded in the great commission.
Isn’t God wonderful?
Jesus Asks For Prayer For Mission Workers – Need for Missionaries
Jesus was going through all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness.
Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd.
Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.
Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.” – Matthew 9:35-38 NASB
Healing Ministry of Christ
As Christians, we are supposed to follow Christ’s’ example and go to the areas surrounding us, planning missions for home and around the world.
The Hands and Feet of Jesus – Missionaries
Christ saw that there were more people who needed Him than He and His disciples could handle alone.
So, He asked His disciples to pray for more workers to send into the regions and to those who had not heard His words.
Support – Pray for Workers
Should everyone be missionaries?
Well, yes and no.
Not everybody is called to go to a foreign country to preach or teach in the field. But, even if we don’t go ourselves, we can help support those who do through prayer, donations and by providing for other needs.
People Need the Lord
The point for us to remember is that the world is full of desperate people who want to fill the void in their lives. They don’t know where to begin.
Our prayer should be that God will send someone to them.
Pray that they will be open and responsive to the good news about how to fill that spiritual void through the love and salvation of Jesus Christ.
Who will It Be?
One final thought.
Be ready. When you pray this prayer to send someone into the mission field, God may choose you to go!
Are you ready and willing? Am I?
Love in Christ
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