ECHOgram for Tuesday, April 12, 2016
“But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest” (Matthew 9:36-38).
From this text I would like to withdraw several points that could have a direct impact upon the Kingdom of God and its fulfillment in our day. Jesus was moved with compassion by His vision. Jesus must have been frustrated because His disciples didn’t seem to be passionate about what caused tears to run down the cheeks of the Saviour. So Jesus gave them a prayer request that would allow The Lord of the Harvest to find willing workers to reap the HARVEST THAT ONLY HE COULD SEE.
Last March congregations came together to celebrate the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and on that day He brought the harvest to the sanctuary. However, I would like to humbly offer some prayer challenges that will ensure a revival and unbelievable harvest for future times and events. If Jesus drew a harvest that day, then He also can do it for future days.
- Pray that the vision of Jesus becomes the vision of the church.
- Pray that the compassion of Jesus becomes our compassion.
- Pray that we can hear Jesus say the harvest is plenteous.
- Pray that Jesus will give us a revelation of the harvest that He sees.
- Pray that we can be convicted that He is calling us to His harvest.
- Pray for Jesus to bring conviction upon the harvest sitting among us in the church.
- Pray for Jesus to PUSH us from our comfort zones and allow us to reap the harvest.
West Virginia District