“Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance,
And the ends of the earth for Your possession.“
As we reach the end of ourselves and cry out in desperation to God, prayer is the place where we express our greatest desires. We have found ourselves on our knees pleading with God for direction, the healing of a loved one, or to fix a mess we have created through our own foolishness. I wonder though, when is the last time we pleaded with God for those who don’t yet know Him.
The great promise of the Gospel is that it knows no borders. Every man, woman and child can have their sins forgiven, and enter into a personal relationship with God, through Christ. We can participate in that through the ministry of prayer.
Take a moment to make a list of a few people that don’t yet know the Lord and begin to pray for them daily. Add to that list an area in the world where your church is involved in ministry, and pray for the furtherance of the Gospel there. Perhaps the Lord may even send you, some day, to assist in the work.
- According to verses 1-2, what is the “Vain thing” that the nations of the earth are attempting to do?
- How does God react to those who are attempting to live apart from His authority?
- What has the Father given to His Son?
- Knowing the great majesty and authority of God what should our response be to Him? Look carefully at verse 11-12.
- According to verse 12, what kind of life will those who trust the Lord have? Does that describe your life? Are you trusting in the Lord? True trust shows itself in obedience to His Word.