Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Friday, February 09, 2018

A Prayer for Convicting Power

When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he 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 his harvest field.” (Matt. 9:36-38)

Even without a revival, the harvest is plentiful. The shortage is in harvesters. More people apparently are ready to enter the kingdom than there are people ready to help them in. Our instruction is to pray that God would send more people as workers into the harvest field.

Praying that prayer should not be too difficult to do. Please pray for the many Christians who are living mediocre Christian lives. They might have many unconfessed, willful sins and also hidden, great transgressions. “Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then I will be blameless, innocent of great transgression” (Psalm 19:13). Please pray for the overwhelming convicting power of the Holy Spirit.

“Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. Then will teach transgressors your ways, so that sinners will turn back to you” (Psalm 51:12-13). When we have the joy of the Lord’s salvation returned to us, then we will teach transgressors the ways of the LORD and sinners will repent to God.

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