Our prayers are powerful because we pray to a God who is all-powerful. He is Lord of his whole creation: both the heavens and the earth on which we dwell. The Scriptures tell us that “the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective” (James 5:16).
God is in charge of his mission to send the good news of Christ into the world so that people will turn and be saved. This is why Jesus, as he observed the needs of the people around him, said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into the harvest field” (Matt. 9:37-38).
Today we have an opportunity to hear of what God is doing to raise up workers for a particular part of his harvest field, amongst aboriginal people, as we hear news from Nungalinya College. I hope that this will spur us on to pray all the more to the Lord of the harvest to continue his work.
You will be well aware of the drought now affecting almost all of NSW. This is another matter for prayers over the next few weeks and until God breaks the drought.
Finally, don’t forget to get your ticket for the Parish Lunch with Dr Greg Clarke as our speaker next Sunday. See you then!