Matthew 9:37, 38
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.”
Nowhere else have I seen such potential in the harvest of mankind for the kingdom than in the military. One can go virtually anywhere and find souls that are in pain, souls hungering for something more than what they have. And we need to respond. As this week of military prayer draws to a close, I want to encourage you to pray for more laborers in the field.
They may come by way of recruits who are already believers. Perhaps they will come by way of civilians at churches or other organizations that work to reach the military communities. Or, better yet, they can come by the making of disciples. However God brings them in the end is not up to us, however. Our response to this need for laborers is simply to pray!
Father, there are so many souls in the military that need you more than they need anything else. They face trials that many only stand in awe about…some of them face terrors that others can’t even imagine. Whatever they are facing now, we know that the military is a field that needs more laborers, and so today we pray for that.