“Prayer the Greater Work”
“My house shall be called a house of prayer for the nations.” Jesus said this in Mark 11:17 when he quoted Isaiah 56:7. Jesus couldn’t have been clearer. The context in Mark demonstrates Jesus reminding the temple goers of his day that they were to be about praying for the nations and not their own personal, selfish agendas.
One of my favorite quotes of Oswald Chambers, the author of My Utmost for His Highest, is: “Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work.”
Check out the book: “City of Prayer, transform your community through Praying Churches” by Trey Kent and Kie Bowman. They write about a prayer movement lasting over ten years in Austin, TX. If you are interested in knowing more about adopting a day each month for a prayer movement in Memphis, please contact. Bill Street, Minister of Evangelism, Discipleship and Prayer at Bellevue. firstname.lastname@example.org (901-347-5750.)
Also, the book: “One Cry, A Nationwide Call for Spiritual Awakening” by Byron Paulus and Bill Eliff is a book that will challenge you to Pray for Spiritual Awakening as you share the vision of praying for awakening with others and leading them toward spiritual awakening.
Our own nation needs the “greater work of prayer,” from each of us. But do not stop there. Pray for the nations. Check out the IMB prayer app for your phone or go to the https://www.imb.org/pray/ website and use their prayer link.
Ron Roy, Engagement Team
Mid-South Baptist Association