Almighty God, we live in a spiritual wasteland. You are ignored, blasphemed and minimized. Your Word is perverted or rejected or forgotten. Christ is not held in high esteem. Unbelief is commonplace. False prophets are many. Men do that which is right in their own eyes. The corrupting effects of sin are rampant. We pray that you would work in mighty ways in our day. We ask that the wind of the Holy Spirit would blow with that irresistible force. Work in small communities and big cities. Use the churches as lighthouses for the gospel of Christ. Give us doors of opportunity to speak the good news of Christ. Break barriers down that hinder. Give us practical wisdom in how to engage others. May you surprise us with many profitable conversations and interactions. May we be motivated not by merely having a bigger church or carnal self-glory, but by a genuine desire to see Christ glorified and by a sincere compassion for sinners. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
“But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, to open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.”Acts 26:16-18