Pray Earnestly to the Lord of the Harvest
Luke 10:2 And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”
November 7, 2018 was the CEF World Day of Prayer—a day set aside for this global ministry to come together and pray. On that day, Reese Kauffman, CEO of Child Evangelism Fellowship, released a video challenging chapters around the world to develop local prayer initiatives that address the call of Luke 10:2 to “pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest.” He also challenged us to pray daily to God for laborers for the CEF mission field.
As we began to pray and think about this task, we identified several important criteria: to pray daily, to pray earnestly (fervently, passionately, like we mean business), to pray specifically and to pray corporately (together). With those criteria in mind, we’ve developed an initiative that began this week. Tuesday and Wednesday each week, our Greenville office will be open and staffed at 8:00 a.m. for prayer. We have compiled specific requests from CEF chapters globally, nationally and on the state level. We are praying specifically for these requests together when we meet. Our staff has added this request for laborers to our personal prayer time. We have also shared these requests in writing with each club in our Greenville/Piedmont chapter and asked volunteers and children to pray.
We humbly ask that you join us in this world-wide initiative. How? Come by our office one morning and pray with us. Add this request to your list and pray passionately and daily. Pull together a group of friends, colleagues, neighbors or family and pray on a specific day of the week. Please boldly take this request to the throne and let’s watch as God delights his people in offering immeasurably more than we ask!
Lisa V Yerrick
For the 8,477 children enrolled in school & community Good News
Clubs (GNC) so far this school year & the 1,647 volunteers conducting those clubs.
For God’s provision through recent Challenge Grant gifts.
Workers for the harvest—specifically church partnerships for schools.
Recruitment of Summer Missionaries to conduct summer Good News Clubs.
New community locations for Good News Clubs.