Prayer for a Breakthrough

Imagine being a pastor during a global pandemic . . .

It might feel something like what Paul felt for the churches he planted while he was imprisoned.

You love your people who seem so far away. You hope that they are keeping the faith. You hope that they will continue to serve the Lord.

You pray for them. You pray that God will use them for a breakthrough.

Paul stated, “I always pray with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:4-6).

He continued, “And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight” (Philippians 1:9).

As a “lay person,” I am not privy to the discussions of our lead pastor and our ministerial staff. However, I have a feeling that they are praying for us in similar ways while we are unable to meet as a church body.

Before things shut down, our church was growing. Before things shut down, we were called to pray for revival. Before things shut down, we prayed that there would be 100 baptisms this year.

While no one knows when we will be able to gather as a church body again, we know this:

He who began a good work in us before the shutdown will carry it on to completion.

Let’s join our hearts together even now and pray that our love will abound more and more.

Let’s use this time to grow in knowledge and depth of insight. Let’s pray for revival. Let’s pray for more than 100 baptisms.

Imagine being a pastor during a global pandemic. Pray for a breakthrough in our city, state, nation and world today.

By LaRaine Rice

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