When someone asks for prayer we might pray later that day. We’ll often forget about the request unless we see that person throughout the week or if they’re a close friend. But what would we do if Jesus asked us to pray for something specific? That something would likely consume our prayer times and even infiltrate our conversations.
Here’s the thing: Jesus did give us a prayer request, a huge one.
Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”
If we call ourselves Jesus’s disciples, we’re indeed commanded to pray for God to send workers to those he is drawing to himself. These workers will meet unimaginable difficulties in cultural barriers, financial stability, and hostility in the harvest. There are so many reasons to pray, Jesus’s words first among them.
When you pray for the Lord to send out laborers, would you pray for him to send laborers to the Gheg people of Albania? Roughly 14,000 Ghegs have trusted Christ and are living new lives. However, this burgeoning church currently struggles to reach millions of fellow Ghegs who have little to no access to the gospel. If you’d like to read more about the Gheg people (and specifically our brothers and sisters among them), you can see what my wife, a friend, and I wrote about them at the link below.