Prayer for mission: a reverse in direction?

Nov 12, 2021 by

Editorial from November 2021 Gafcon Great Britain and Europe Newsletter:

“Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains.” Ephesians 6:19-20

Many of us are familiar with a “mission partner slot” in a prayer meeting or section of a worship service which takes place in many local churches. During these times we pray for men and women from our own, Western country, now working to share the gospel in another land. Sometimes these are people commissioned and sent out from our own congregations, or perhaps those who have visited us and whom we support in partnership with other churches.

This sharing of information and prayer for gospel workers overseas serves a number of important functions. Those doing the mission work have often made some sacrifices – they do not have the usual support structures that we take for granted in our home country. They need our encouragement, and they act as a challenge and inspiration for us. Then, as the verse at the top reminds us, Paul himself asked for prayer, that the “mystery of the gospel” would be revealed through his preaching and other ministry. So for us too, the work of the kingdom needs the prayers of God’s people.

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see also
“God has called us… to stand for the true gospel witness”, by Russell Powell, Sydney Anglicans: The Global South grouping of the Anglican Communion is moving away from being based on geography to being founded on doctrinal orthodoxy. The “unchecked spread of revisionism in the Anglican communion” has meant that “it has become necessary for the Global South body to have a clear doctrinal foundation,” said its new chairman, Archbishop Justin Badi Arama from South Sudan.




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