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Matthew 9:37-38 – Pray that more workers step up to serve faithfully.

There are many ways that God calls us to serve, within the church and through reaching out into the community. We have great staff and volunteers at Hope Community Church, for whom we are so grateful but still need more workers. 

In Matthew 9, verses 37-38, though, the call for “workers to serve” is very specific.  Crowds were following Jesus, and when He saw them, He had compassion for them, describing them as “confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” Jesus says to his disciples, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few.  So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields”.

Many people are ready to give their lives to Christ if someone would show them how. Jesus commands us to pray that people will respond to this need for workers, so we ought to be faithfully praying for harvesters to come forth. When we pray for something, God often answers our prayers by using us. Be prepared for God to use you to show another person the way to him.