“We started the whole thing in prayer. Prayer has been the backbone of what we have done. Without that I think we would not see God working like He has.” ? Rob, Bosie, ID
Jesus demonstrated the importance of prayer during His earthly ministry: He was dependent on the Father, seeking Him in prayer. The Lord wants us to recognize our deep need for Him. He says, “I am the Vine, You are the branches. If you remain in Me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; Apart from Me you can do NOTHING.” (John 15:5) You might be someone who feels passionate about reaching teens and motivated to work hard, but even when we have great determination, we are powerless apart from God’s intervention. Only He can change lives. Only He can protect us from the evil one who wants to distract us or disable us from taking the gospel to people who need Jesus. God can give us success: “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory”. It is His power that makes the difference.
There are many different ways to keep prayer a focus in your life and in your ministry to students. As you talk to your friends about your heart for teens or as you meet people in the community, invite them to pray for your ministry. As you disciple students, teach them how to pray for their friends and families. Involving others will help keep prayer a priority.
Have you settled the issue of prayer in your heart? Are you willing to commit yourself to prayer?
For ideas on how to keep prayer a priority see the articles below: