On May 17, we are having a very special evangelistic push. Over the next 21 days, we want to multiply our inviting efforts and invite our friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, classmates, acquaintances, and anyone else we can think of to attend that one assembly. I have no doubt, if we work it, this effort will work. However, as we have repeatedly pointed out from Acts 11:21, if we want any success, the hand of the Lord must be with us. There is only one way to get the hand of the Lord to be with us. We have to ask.
I want to issue the 21-Day Prayer Challenge. For the next 21 days, let’s individually commit to praying for this evangelistic effort 3 times every day. This kind of prayer effort will really show us who deserves the praise when this effort is a success.
As you fulfill this 21-Day Prayer Challenge, consider praying for some of the following issues surrounding this evangelistic effort.
Pray for yourself: Pray that you will have opportunity and courage to invite others.
Pray for everyone else in the congregation: Again, pray that they will have opportunity and courage to invite others.
Pray for those who receive the invitations: Pray that they will have open hearts to the invitation and that they will come, witness our assembly and hear the gospel.
Pray for those who reject the invitations: Pray that something will happen to prick their hearts sometime and give us opportunity to share the gospel with them.
Pray for those who are our guests: Pray that they will have open minds and hearts to what they see and experience with us.
Pray for me: Pray that I will preach the gospel boldly and in an effective way that can prick hearts to serve the Lord.
Pray for our follow-up: Pray that we will effectively follow up with every lost person who attends that assembly.
Pray for returns: Pray that our guests will return again on May 24.
Pray for opportunities to study: Pray that those who attend will be open to studying the Word of God further.
Pray for conversions: Pray that God will use this effort to draw others into His family.
As you pray, remember Ephesians 3:20. God can do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think. That means we better ask and think big. Are you up for the 21-Day Prayer Challenge?