April 15, 2016

I Commit to His World

Colossians 4:2-6

Prayer has undeniable power; ask any missionary. Just as Paul requested the fervent prayers for his ministry, we must be faithful to pray for missionaries and unreached people throughout the world.

Pastor and author David Platt challenged the readers of his New York Times bestselling book, Radical, to make a commitment for one year to pray for the entire world. One of the tools he mentioned is the book, Operation World, by Jason Mandryk. Platt reported, “The book contains detailed information on every nation in the world, including statistics on the religious makeup of every country, updates on gospel work in every country, and prayer requests for every country.” The book can be purchased on Amazon, but all the information is available free online at operationworld.org. It is an amazing resource.

The Southern Baptist Convention’s International Missions website is another excellent site to explore. At imb.org, click on the “PRAY” tab, and you will find posts sharing how you can pray daily and weekly for Southern Baptist-supported missionaries and mission initiatives throughout the world.

With any problem facing humanity, usually awareness is the first step toward a solution. You never know where prayer can lead you. Prayer support can and will lead to lives being changed, including your own.