November 2011: Pray for passion and generosity

generosity in_hyderabadScripture of the month: (1 Corinthians 15:58. NIV Bible)

Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

This month we pray that we will be full of passion and generous in the Spirit to pray, to give, to go and to disciple the mega unreached people groups of the world.

The Yadav is with 60 million people one of the largest unreached people groups of the world. But, in number they are nothing compared with the Shaikh Muslims who are with 210 million people the second largest unreached people group of the world. Let’s pray for them too!!!

Pray: How many people / churches pray on a regular base for those who never heard the Name of Jesus?

Give: Did you know that according to the Bibles for All World Prayer Map, American Christians spend… 95% of offerings on home-based ministry, 4.5% on cross-cultural efforts in already-reached people groups and only 0.5% to reach the unreached.
Question:“How much do I / you care and how much do I / you give to reach the unreached.” (I’m sure many Americans are doing much better then me and some other nations)

Go: How many short term teams go to places where nobody has been yet? Who pioneers a work among people that have never heard the Name of Jesus yet?

What was Paul’s ambition? (Romans 15:20) “It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else’s foundation.”

What was Jesus’ ambition? (Mark 1:38) Jesus replied, “Let us go somewhere else—to the nearby villages—so I can preach there also. That is why I have come.”

What is my ambition? What is ours? What is yours?

Let’s pray:   

  • Let’s pray that we will be people who have the ambition to bring the Gospel there where it has not been yet!

 

  • Let’s pray for an increase of generosity towards the unreached.

 

  • Let’s pray that we will pray continually, give generously and go intentionally towards those who never heard about Jesus yet.

    God bless you all,

    For the Yadav and beyond.