speed ahead

PRAY

Dear God, you have given us a mission – to make disciples of all nations – help us to daily remember our brothers and sisters who have been sent afar. Help us to remember that no matter where we are that we, too, have been sent…

WRITE

READ 2 Thessalonians 3:1-2

 Finally, brothers pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you,  and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith.”

  • What 2 things does Paul ask the Thessalonians to pray for?
  • Think about what it means for the word of God to speed ahead (see also Acts 2:42-47, Hebrews 4:12, Isaiah 55:11)

GROW

  • Think of specific missionaries or persecuted brothers and sisters that you know. Pray for them now…

Dear Father God, we thank you that you have sent each one of us on a mission for you. Lord may your word speed ahead as we seek ways to shine your light and love in this dark world. We pray especially for people who are currently spreading your word in hostile places. We ask Lord that your word would go out and as you have promised accomplish the purpose for which is was sent. Lord, soften hearts and open eyes to your love that when your word is shared many would be added to the number of your followers. Father, we also pray for their protection that they would be delivered from wicked and evil men – and that their eyes too would be opened to your love for them. In Jesus name. Amen

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