From Our President
Join a Prayer Movement
Dear Friend in the Harvest,
All fruitfulness flows from hearts saturated in prayer. We see this daily in the lives of native missionaries, who face horrendous terrorist attacks, overwhelming poverty, destructive natural disasters and tormenting persecutions.
Prayer transforms hearts and communities. Prayer shifts attitudes and the atmospheres over cities and nations. Prayer changes everything.
And so I’m calling us all to a deeper prayer life, a life immersed in the heart of God. Please join me. I am one who feasts on the Word of God, literally. And this, for me, will be a year of fervent prayer, where all the words breathed in the Scriptures by the Holy Spirit and written on my heart will find their way into my cries to God for His people in every nation.
Will you join me?
An example of a prayer warrior who believed God for the transformation of his region is Agampreet, the leader of an indigenous ministry in Northern India, who came to the Lord as a young man during a time of intense terrorism.
He tells the story of two Christian men who arose with a burden for the Lord to break in and transform their region. They started a prayer movement, meeting daily from 4 to 6 a.m. for two hours of faith-filled prayer. They prayed for the restoration of peace in their land – that the Prince of Peace would deliver India.
From that prayer movement grew a state-wide evangelism effort over the next several years.
“We visited three million homes and delivered tracts to each family,” Agampreet recalled during a Chapel meeting at Christian Aid Mission. “People were ready to receive the gospel because everyone had lost someone to terrorism. The harvest was ready.”
Though the workers were few, the constant prayers of native missionaries prepared the way of the Lord in this region. Soon churches sprung up across the state. What began with prayer became a church-planting movement throughout thousands of neighborhoods in Northern India.
But chiefly, where Christ was not named, so as to finish the task.
“Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man’s foundation,” the Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 15:20.
This is who we are as a mission. Christian Aid exists to see a witness for the Lord Jesus arise among every nation, as Matthew 24:14 says, “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.”
And today we choose to work as Agampreet’s team did. When asked how they did it, the native mission leader said, “Prayer walking: We entered a village and prayed to break strongholds.”
Will you join me in prayer?
I invite you to read and pray with me each and every day through Prayerline. I keep mine in my Bible so that each morning, when I’m praying the Scriptures, I include the day’s prayer request for a ministry need. I want to lavish prayers on these beautiful, humble, yet powerful indigenous ministries. I want to “prayer walk” to help them break strongholds of terrorism, poverty, and persecution.
Like me, I’ve heard it’s difficult to refold the new Prayerline, but if you follow the instructions across the top on the inside and fold to match the dots, you’ll see it folds back into place.
This year, may a mighty prayer movement sweep our hearts and nation—unto finishing the task of a witness arising among all nations.
Until there is a people for His name in all nations,
P.S. I hope you saw the letter we mailed in December with a live stamp, “How can we help?” In it we asked for your support for the ministry of Christian Aid. We need your help so we can continue to serve God’s servants like Agampreet.
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