Pray for the nations

By Priscilla Sapp
“And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold, saying to them, ‘It is written, My house shall be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of robbers’.” (Luke 19:45-46)

Jesus entered the place of worship and expected to see people of faith praying for the nations. What he found was those that claimed to be of faith setting up businesses to sell sacrifices and make a profit. A place of worship tainted by people concerned with their own needs.

How does that relate to us today? Are our churches a place of prayer for the nations? I do believe that our churches are more missional. It seems we are looking for ways to reach out in our communities and present and live the gospel where God has us. I’m so grateful for that!

But I would like to encourage each of us to make praying for the nations a priority in our churches. One way to discover more about the nations is to develop relationships with missionaries that have ties to Kansas and Nebraska. They know us as once they were us. They know their people group as they attempt to live and share the gospel cross-culturally. They can help you know what and how to pray for their people or nation.

You can begin doing this by downloading their stories, pictures and prayer items. Read more

May your church be known as a place that prays for the nations!