“God shapes the world by prayer. The more prayer there is in the world the better the world will be, the mightier the forces against evil . . . “
“Time spent in prayer will yield more than that given to work. Prayer alone gives work its worth and its success. Prayer opens the way for God Himself to do His work in us and through us. Let our chief work as God’s messengers be intercession; in it we secure the presence and power of God to go with us.”
Do you truly care about the eternal welfare of those around you? If we started our day with that as our mindset, what would the result be of every encounter we have throughout our day? I think we often are so busy in our routine that having a burden for reaching the lost can become drowned out. Los Angeles may possibly be the most influential city to exist since the earth was created. No country or people around the world escapes its products, its inventions, or its influence. With this in mind, how can we begin praying for Los Angeles itself to be influenced by the greatest message of all? Let’s pray for an open door of opportunity to bring good, light, and that which is right to a city that so desperately needs a spiritual change of direction. Let’s also begin to pray specifically for individuals by name, that they would be permanently changed by a new life in Christ. Each of those individuals has a sphere of people that they influence. It all begins with those of us who have already received, wanting to share with those around us who have no idea.