Matthew 9: 32-38
verses 37-38: Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
Jesus comments on the crowds, and reminds his disciples to pray for more workers. He is going to send his twelve out into the world to spread the good news. If I am to see myself as a disciple, out in the world, doing God’s work, I also need to pray for others doing the same. I don’t always remember to pray for others who have devoted their lives to God. And Jesus asks us to pray for more workers. It is far too easy for me to focus on myself, my successes and failures, my opportunities. I know how small my contribution to God’s work seems. God wants more workers, and I will pray for them.
Father God, We need more people walking the earth with your love in their hearts and with your work on their minds. Help us to help each other. Amen
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