Why Your Prayers Matter

God works through the prayers of His people.

Faith without works is dead. So we must work out what God has worked in. We must DO good by faith.

Prayer is one of the ways that we can align our hearts with what God is doing and see Him answer.

Faith has an object. The object of Biblical faith is the triune God of the Bible. We act because we believe what He has said is true in His written word.

We pray because we believe God’s word that God hears our prayers and acts to answer those prayers. We pray to align our hearts with God’s desires. We pray because we have needs. We pray because other people around us have needs.

We pray because we want God’s glory to be proclaimed and God’s righteousness to be revealed.

God responds to our prayers.

What can we pray that aligns our hearts with what He is doing in the world?

Pray for the people who have not yet heard the Good News about Jesus. Pray for people who will whole-heartedly send messengers to them.

Pray that God will raise up the willing-hearted laborers who will tell the unreached language groups about Jesus. Pray for people who will give their whole lives to be the messengers who go to language groups of people who know nothing of Jesus.

We ask you to pray for us because unless God intervenes in the hearts of ourselves and the people with whom we communicate, our work will amount to nothing.

We ask you to pray

  • because it is God’s work to move people toward reaching unreached language groups of people with the Gospel. Only God can move hearts.
  • because without the resources of a team behind us, we cannot do the work of pursuing laborer to help bring in the harvest among unreached language groups. The greater the resources, the more opportunities we can leverage to meet the people who will respond by faith.
  • because we need wisdom about where to spend our limited resources of funds, time and energy where God would have us to be. We need God’s direction and timing.
  • because we need wisdom in knowing and communicating God’s message to the people He brings across our paths. We need to know what to say and what not.
  • because God will show you what He is doing as you pray. Your thanksgiving to God will redound to His glory. May God be glorified!

Thank you for praying!

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Psalm 34:15 “The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.”
Daniel 9:18 “…we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies.”
Psalm 5:3 “My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.”
1 John 5:14 “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:”
James 4:3 “Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.”
Matthew 26:42 “He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.”
Mark 9:24 “…Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.”
Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”
John 15:7 “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.”
Mark 11:24 “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive [them], and ye shall have [them].”
1 Thessalonians 5:17 “Pray without ceasing.”
Matthew 26:41 “Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed [is] willing, but the flesh [is] weak.”
James 5:16 “Confess [your] faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”
Ephesians 6:18 “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;”
Matthew 6:9-13 “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven…”
Matthew 9:38 “Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.”