DAY 18

DAY 18 — Jesus was deeply moved by the lostness of the people in the crowds. Pray that God would soften our hearts to see all of our guests with the same compassion.

MATTHEW 9:35-38

“And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 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.”

WEEK 4 - THE LOST SHEEP

Over the next couple of weeks, we will see thousands of faces and meet hundreds of people. It is important to remember that God knows every one of these people by name, and he desires that all would come to Him. The PDX Fest, re-launch, and other opportunities are chances for these people to be introduced to the God who loves them deeply. The harvest is plentiful, and we must be prepared as laborers to reap that harvest. Pray that we would meet the people of peace. Pray for open doors and opportunities to share Jesus. Pray that God would draw all of the guests near to Him. At the heart of it, this why we are doing everything that we are doing. It is so that people would submit their lives to Jesus and become disciples who make disciples. Lift up the people you will meet to the Lord.

PRAYER TIPS

  1. Pray the Scripture

    • First, Read the Scripture aloud and pray the exact words back to God. Second, go back through it verse by verse, and in your own words pray to God based on the words in Scripture. Third, take notes of what God revealed to you in that time.

  2. Value Silence

    • Sometimes we may run out of words to say, or maybe you are someone that cannot stop talking to God. In either case, we need to grow comfortable with sitting and growing quiet to hear from the Lord. Remember to rest in God’s presence so that you can hear Him when he speaks to you.

  3. Take Notes

    • In your time of prayer, write down what is you are praying for so that you can look back to see what God did. Also, write down what God is revealing to you. We like to think we will remember everything, but humans are pretty forgetful beings.