You are a laborer
Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Luke 10:2
Have you ever wondered how to pray for your lost family and friends? Have you ever prayed “Lord, save them, please” over and over again with no noticeable results? In today’s scripture, Jesus tells us exactly how to pray for unsaved loved ones. He says to pray to the LORD of the harvest to send out laborers. So, your prayer for the lost could sound something like this: Jesus, Lord of the harvest, send out laborers to my lost friend __________. Send that one person across their path that they will hear and listen to. Send those into their life that will love them into your Kingdom and if I am the one, show me how to love them in a way that they will want to step into a relationship with you.
Which brings me to my second point, you are a laborer. Maybe you are not the one that can reach your friend or family member, but you can be a laborer that someone else is praying for. Pray the Lord of the harvest to send you to people who have others praying for their salvation. Pray for those you can love, encourage and lead into the Kingdom of heaven. Ask Him to keep you aware of those in need of help and prayer. We are all here to help each other out, so always be looking for people, you can reach out to because someone is praying for them somewhere.
Today I want to encourage you to remember as you go into your day that you are a laborer. Labor together with the prayers of your brothers and sisters in the Lord. Pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborer to reach into the lives of your loved ones, and pray for yourself to be a laborer to reach the loved ones of others. The harvest truly is plenteous, but we are the laborer who need to go out there and bring them in.
Today’s scripture reading: Luke 10:1-4
1 After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go.
2 Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.
3 Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves.
4 Carry neither money bag, knapsack, nor sandals; and greet no one along the road.