“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’”
(Matthew 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. The instruction is to pray
that God would send more people as workers into the harvest field.

To pray 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

“Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule
over me. Then I will be blameless, innocent of great transgression” (Psalm

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 I 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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