Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, 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
If you’ve ever wondered what to pray for when you pray for missionaries, this is the perfect start to a prayer. Boldness. Courage. Fearlessness. Clarity. Wisdom.
We too need clarity and boldness when we open our mouths to speak. We need boldness because we often worry about what others think more than what God thinks. We’re products of our own culture. We’re taught to be tolerant and non-discriminatory. We’re taught to be multicultural. Ironically, we’re taught to “think outside the box.” But “the world” doesn’t want us to think outside the box because they think they have us right where they want us: all cooped up inside the box.
But there are some "box breakers” out there already. And as these times become more and more troubled, these box breakers will enjoy being turned loose on an unsuspecting and confused world. They will need others to hold them up in prayer and join them on the battle field, so to speak.
May we be the answer to our own prayer. May we have the boldness and courage to boldly proclaim the Salvation that Jesus Christ offers.