My pastor has been encouraging us to make a “map” of our neighbors, with names on the homes or apartments that are near us, and begin an intentional campaign of prayer for each of them. Then take the next step—to invite them to our church, have them over for dinner, or do whatever we can to reach our neighbors.
That, of course, is what Jesus asked us to do when he said that we were to be his witnesses “in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). This means to begin right where you are—in your Jerusalem—which includes your workplace.
For a “map” for you to put the names of those you work closely with or for and pray regularly for them, call them by name, and ask God to give you appropriate openings to be a witness for Jesus, call our office at 630-462-0552. This is an intentional first step toward obeying Jesus’ last words to us, and I’m certain it will produce good fruit.
This email from a listener illustrates the power of God’s Word and prayer:
The Lord has been giving me Psalm 46:10 (“Be still and know that I am God.”) but I didn’t really understand what He meant. For a while, I tried to do what I thought the scripture meant. Finding it too hard, and thinking that perhaps God was not pleased with me, I gave up trying. The silence was deafening! I tried again last night, failed, and felt disgusted with myself. My final prayer last night before drifting off to sleep was to ask for a teaching on Psalm 46:10. He answered my prayers with your teaching! Thank you for being obedient and for “paving the way” for others.
Don’t you love God’s care for us as individuals? He heard Elaine’s prayer, and orchestrated my program to meet her need at just that moment—a program I had recorded weeks before.
Your support enables us to continue to “pave the way” for others to understand and apply the truth of God’s eternal word to their daily lives. Thank you again and again for supporting us.
PS: Just a few more spaces open for our trip to Israel in March. Don’t miss this opportunity to walk where Jesus walked. Details are at christianworkingwoman.org/Israel.
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