03: Thirteen Major World Ops /

Part Four: Laboring in Prayer (Thy Kingdom Come)

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​Our mediation is a reading from Luke 24:1-53.  Each perosn can read three verses until the chapter is complete.  I will begin. 

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​Prayer Principle:  As I mediate on Scripture, God speaks to me, and faith to pray is the result. (Romans 10:17)

NOTES:

​Begin reading Luke 24:1-53 and take turns reading three verses each until the end of the chapter. 

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​We have been commanded to pray that the Lord will thrust laborers into His harvest.  We can do that by praying together the prayer He told us to pray in Luke 10:1-2.

NOTES:

​All pray aloud from Luke 10:1-2.  (Portfolio of Scriptures, Page 1, #8)

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​After these things the LORD appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before His face into every city and place, whither He Himself would come.  Therefore said He unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He would send forth labourers into His harvest. 

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​We now will review these 13 Major Operations seemingly raised up by God. Let us each go around and pray for one of the Major Operations until we complete all 13 (Facilitators, Page 5). 

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​As you read and pray, you'll see God is really doing stuff.  Example: The Jesus film has been used to bring 128 million into the faith. 

ALL TOGETHER:

​1) Maritime Ministry: 

We pray for the various ship ministries around the world.  We continue to bless their efforts as they seek to distribute Christian literature, share the gospel, disciple and train the local churches, and bring intercultural exposure and medical care. 

2) Student Ministries: 

Student ministries constitute one of the most strategic mission fields. We pray for 50 million plus students in 46,000 universities and colleges. Many will be in leadership roles in the future, so we ask for the gospel to be at work in their lives.  Lead them to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ.

3) Missionary Aviation:

Missionary Aviation is an effective means for Evangelism and growth in the Church.  We praise God for the 476 aircrafts in 48 lands used to transport Christian workers, supplies, hospital patients and aid.  We pray for aviation staff. Would You, O Lord, raise up more aviation missionaries?

We pray for You to raise them up, provide for their technical, financial, and spiritual needs, and equip them for this ministry.

4) Theological Education by Extension (TEE):

This ministry has proven effective in training leaders all around the world. We praise God for his work in using digital media and other resources to train pastors that would otherwise not have access o educational training of this sort.

We pray for TEE to develop more globally.  We ask for You to raise key international TEE agencies.

Bless Homestead College of the bible through website correspondence.

5) Christian Literature:

Because of the advancement of the electronic age, the book productions increasing and has served as a vital tool in communicating the gospel to people all around the globe.  We praise God for this advancement and opportunity.

We pray for continued distribution of Christian evangelistic and discipleship training literature, in various languages around the world. 

For every home in Christ that goes door to door sharing Gospel literature. 

6) The Jesus Film:

The ministry of Campus Crusade has a desire to present the Jesus Film to everyone in the world in a language they can understand.  This portrayal of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke has been a powerful tool in the spreading of the gospel. We thank God for the creativity and talents of His people and for the 4 billion people that have seen the Jesus Film and 128 million that have come to faith through this work.

We pray for more creativity in the use of the Jesus Film and for more partnerships with ministries and local churches around the world. 

We also pray for more film teams to develop and their safety as they seek to spread the gospel. 

7) Medical Mission Work:

Medical missions have been a central component to Christian ministry on the mission field for many years.  We praise God for the missionaries that have labored and given freely to the needs of those suffering with physical disease and pain. 

We pray for the adaptability of missionaries going to foreign lands to administer aid to those in need. 

8) The Internet:

We pray for more evangelistic sites that are designed for non-Christian leaders. 

We pray specifically for those in the Middle East, where Internet access is free (except for Saudi Arabia).  We pray for the curiosity of Muslims about the Christian faith, that they may consider the claims of Christ in a non-threatening, anonymous way. We ask for more specialist Web Ministries to Muslims. 

9) Ministry to Children:

The impact of ministry to children and young people cannot be overestimated. They are the potential church of tomorrow.  We pray for the efforts of those involved in reaching the youth for Christ. Bless them O'Lord. 

Lord, break our hearts over the following statistics and move us to pray with greater compassion and fervency.

Four billion children will be born between now and 2025. Of these, 90% will be born in the developing world. 

There are 1510 million children under 15 in less developed countries.  Over 35 % of these will grow up illiterate, most will be poor, and 40% in Asia and 26% in Africa will be malnourished. 

There are an estimated 100 million children who will live all, or the majority of their lives, on the street.  We pray for the Gospel to reach them. 

Evangelism Explosion has just launched a worldwide outreach to teach children to bring other children to faith.

10) Audio Ministries:

Believe it or not, the inexpensive recorders have made it possible to distribute Christian recordings across the globe.  This has been a valuable tool for evangelism, teaching and encouragement of believers. We praise God for the ministries involved with the production and distribution of audio recordings around the world. 

We pray for an increase in the number and availability of Christian recordings across the world.

Global Recording Network has recorded the gospel message in 5,500 of the 10,000 languages and dialects of the world.  Their goal is to complete the task by 2025. 

11) Christian Radio:

We thank God that this have been one of the most useful aids for world evangelization. It has enabled many house churches to come into existence because of Christian radio programs.

We ask for more Bible believing Christian radio agencies to be developed around the world, especially among the unreached.

12) We thank God for Gideons international and Wycliffe Bible Translators.

We pray that one day, all languages and dialects will have a translation of the Bible. 

We also pray for continued distribution of the Bible through the Gideons and the Pocket Testament league.

13) Television Ministry:

Christian television has the potential to be a profoundly strategic tool for spreading the gospel, and it has been in some cases.  We thank God for the invention of the television and pray He will use it for His glory.

We pray for a strong and effective, doctrinally sound Christian presence to be on world-wide television.

The unbelieving West has used television as its main vehicle to promote hedonism, greed and immorality to the rest of the world.  We pray, O'Lord, that You would destroy such vices that have also affected many Christian families.

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​Who will pray Paul's prayer for all these workers from 2 Thessalonians 3:1-2?

NOTES:

​A volunteer prays (Portfolio of Scriptures, Prayers Requested by Godly Men, Page 7, #1).

READ BY A VOLUNTEER: Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the Word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you: And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith. 
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​It is time for personal requests. Anyone who has a request can pray for them and we will pray with you.

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​If your request is an unusually heavy burden request, that each of usl write it down on a Post-it note and continue praying throughout the week. 

NOTES:

​Anyone can pray anything from heart (personal, church, national, etc.)

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​As we learn and obey Christ's commands, our joy is increased.  Who will read Portfolio of Scripture, Page 3, #8 (John 15:11)?

NOTES:

​Volunteer reads Portfolio of Scripture, Page 3, # 8 (Johns 15:11)

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​These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.