Michael & Sherri Carlson

Growing God's Kingdom in Europe one church at a time!

Strategic Prayer

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Praying Strategically

We believe God wants to establish a church in every corner of Europe. Yet, across the continent, there are few church planters and few success stories. Perhaps a vital step was overlooked.

When Jesus looked upon a crowd of lost souls ready for the harvest, He said, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few; pray therefore to the Lord of the harvest to send out more workers into the fields" (Luke 10:2).

Perhaps it is time to pray more strategically, following the New Testament examples of Jesus Christ and the Apostle Paul.

For starters, Jesus Himself urged us to pray for more workers. Beyond the words of Jesus, we find that Paul's words give us a great deal of sound advice.

Paul prayed for the conversion of others: "Brothers, the desire of my heart and my prayer to God for them is that they would be saved" (Romans 10:1). Paul understood that conversion requires more than human effort but also a work of the Lord.

Beyond that, Paul requested prayer for strategic things which would permit the expansion of the Gospel. We find a few of these strategic themes when Paul requests prayer in order that...

God wants to offer every European national the opportunity to become a true disciple through the presence of an active, vibrant church in his or her town. God is asking us to pray strategically for that to happen. Let's pray strategically - like Paul and Jesus - for:

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Strategic PrayerPraying strategically means learning to pray like Jesus and Paul.