God sends us not only to our community and our cities but also to the far reaches of the earth (Acts 1:8). God’s heart is for every people group, and there are still many who have never even heard the name of Jesus. God’s heart is for every sector of society. We have a cultural mandate to go into all the ‘world’, which is the Greek word ‘cosmos’ and which refers to the social order that exists. Business, government, media, and education all need the influence of people who know and love God.
Pray for mission workers. Pray for more church planters to emerge. Pray that more people will respond to God’s call to ‘go.’ Pray for those who have never heard - that the gospel will go out in power, even to the ends of the earth. Pray for more resources to be raised to finance God’s kingdom work. Consider going on a short term mission trip yourself. What about this year?Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” [Matthew 28:18-20. NLT]