Mission-Minded Prayer

Is your prayer mission-minded? Is it global? Does your prayer travel around the world? Listen to D.A. Carson on this subject:

We must ask ourselves how extensive our own praying is. Do all our petitions revolve around our own families and churches, our own cherished but rather small circle of friends? Of course, we are primarily responsible for praying for our own circle. If we do not pray for our own circle, who will? But if that is the farthest reach of our prayers, we become parochial, introverted. Our prayers may be an index of how small and self-centered our world is. Of course, we cannot pray for all believers everywhere, except in the most general ways. But it will do us good to fasten on reports of Christians in several parts of the world we have never visited, find out what we can about them, and learn to intercede with God on their behalf. Not only is this an important expression of the fellowship of the church, it is a critical discipline that will enlarge our horizons, increase our ministry, and help us to become world Christians (D.A. Carson, A Call to Spiritual Reformation [Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2006], 98).

With that in mind, would you keep our church in your prayer?

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2 thoughts on “Mission-Minded Prayer

  1. Hi Robert,

    I have already stated the author’s name and the title, and you can purchase this book by many means – via internet, your local Christian bookstore, etc. It would definitely do some good to your soul and transform your prayer life to God’s glory.

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