Praying For Your Ministry
I know a few Christians who were taught that it is selfish to ask God for anything. I understand they feel like they are blessed and in their humble way just standing in the gap for others. Here’s the thing: I can’t find that in the Bible.
God does say not to worry, that he knows what we need, that we should seek His kingdom and will first, and then trust that He’ll provide for us.
What it does not say is that it’s wrong to come to him about those needs. In fact, in 1 Peter 5:7 it says: “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.”
The truth is – there will always be more to do, whether that’s starting a new church, encouraging others, training up leaders, or being more effective in our community. Should you pray about those things? Absolutely! He has placed certain things on our hearts and uniquely gifted us to carry out our portion of the Great Commission.
Let’s be about The Father’s Business 🙂
Our Father cares about us. Yes, he knows our needs already – but he always welcomes our prayers about those needs.
For me, it’s in the quiet time of prayer that I hear from God about how he plans to provide for those needs. For many of you, it’s often in the midst of prayer that you get clarity about your situation and be able to see God’s clear direction.
So don’t be shy. Ask for wisdom. Ask your heavenly Father for clarity. I often ask Him to give me ears to hear. Of course, I’m talking about spiritual ears to hear His voice clearly and obey.
For more reading on this subject, check out this blog from the Gospel Coalition: 18 Things to Pray for Your church