Matthew 9:36-38 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 He said to his disciples, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. 38 So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.”
This was the focus verse in my devotional today, and the prayer was a more difficult one to pray honestly......
Lord, you are in charge of the harvest of the souls of men and women. Only your Spirit can call and convict and convert. But your Spirit uses the proclamation of your Word to bring this about. So I'm praying that you will send more workers, more proclaimers to bring in a harvest of souls. But I can't pray for ore workers without also praying that you would show us what it means for our family to be workers in your fields. And I can't pray for our children without offering them up to be a worker in your fields, even if that proves uncomfortable or costly.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Genesis 30:1-31:16, Matthew 10:1-23, Psalm 12:1-8, Proverbs 3:13-15