What Jesus Did! 'Pray for Harvesters' — Luke 10:2

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Jesus said to them, "There are many, many people to harvest (save). But there are only a few workers to help harvest them. God owns the harvest (people). Pray to God that he will send more workers to help gather his harvest."
— Luke 10:2 NLT
Illustration of Luke 10:2 NLT —  Pray to God that he will send more workers to help gather his harvest.

Key Thought

So often we wring our hands when messages about how all Christians should be evangelistic don't seem to make much difference. At times, we can get frustrated when so few people sign up for evangelism training classes. However, we often neglect the approach Jesus commanded: we need to pray for harvesters. Why do we have so few reaching out to the lost? Could it be that we have not fervently and consistently prayed for the Lord to send out workers into his harvest fields?

Today's Prayer

Holy and gracious God, please stir your people's hearts and open your people's eyes to the need of reaching the lost. Send out workers for the harvest. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • John 4:34-38
  • John 12:23-26
  • Galatians 6:8


About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.