It is often said, out of site and out of mind. Many times this is the case with our missionaries. Most will come by our churches every 4-5 years, and then will write the occasional letter or email informing everyone of the work God is doing through their ministry. Besides that, there is very little mention or thought of them. These are people that have left the comforts of home and any security they may have had to share the Gospel in unknown locations. It isn’t an easy life. In many ways they are are similar to the apostles.
We aren’t all called to be missionaries, but we are called to pray for them. I have spoken to many of missionaries and most count prayer support equal, or higher than financial support. Today, let’s remember them and their families. If you know some particularly, pray for them today.
Our Heavenly Father, there are true Christian missionaries around this planet today, most with families, who have forsaken everything familiar, and comfortable, and pleasant, to make Jesus known to those who have never heard the Gospel. It isn’t always easy, and usually is not. There are language differences most of the time, cultural differences always, and many times antagonism to your Word. We pray that You will provide them with what it takes to learn the language needed for easy communication. We ask Lord for boldness on their part and may they be full of Your Spirit to proclaim the message of eternal life, and Lord, prepare the hearers hearts that many will respond. These missionaries need your wisdom, so Lord may the cry out to You for it. Keep them from discouragement and loneliness. Be their all in all. May you bless their ministries with a full harvest of souls to be brought into Your Kingdom.
For Yours is the kingdom and power and glory forever.