Week 4, Day 26: Social Concerns and World Evangelization

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“May God be gracious to us and bless us
and make his face to shine upon us,
Selah
that your way may be known on earth,
your saving power among all nations.
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you!
Let the nations be glad and sing for joy,
for you judge the peoples with equity
and guide the nations upon earth.
Selah
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you!
The earth has yielded its increase;
God, our God, shall bless us.
God shall bless us;
let all the ends of the earth fear him!
Psalm 67 (ESV)

Where does the Kingdom of God need to “come in power” in your region? In what ways is God being dishonored by the mistreatment and abuse of men, women, and children? As we reflect on the injustice and sadness of the world, we join together in prayer, asking for God’s mercy. We desire that God’s Kingdom would come into each situation, and that men and women, young and old, would be delivered from the evil one.

The Gospel tells us that God is not content that men and women, creatures made in his image, would suffer under the hands of evil men or as a result of a fallen world. Instead God has acted and provided a way out. The Gospel is the root of the tree which produces the fruit of justice and love for those hurting. Gospel action on behalf of the oppressed results in glory to the same God who hears those hurting ones.

Where can you begin to act on behalf of God’s kingdom, to speak life into the dark areas of injustice and exploitation? Pray that the Lord would use you in those situations, and that because of God’s grace the evil one would be defeated. Who do you know that is bringing God’s mercy and grace in these areas? Pray for them. Pray for God’s people everywhere that the knowledge of God who won salvation for us even though we could not repay him, would compel us to go and do likewise that more might know him and love him.

May his will be done on earth just as it is done in Heaven!

This blog is a part of the Lausanne Global Prayer Focus. We invite you to journey with The Lausanne Movement in prayer throughout the month of May. This journey will be a personal one, and a collective one. It will be focused on the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, his good news for all people.

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