Pray For The Nations
the harvest is plentiful
Why We Pray
In Exodus 32 and again in Exodus 33, we see God passing judgement on Israel and Moses interceding for them. Each time Moses intercedes, the Lord relents. In these acts, Moses sets an example of what it means to go before the Lord and intercede on a people’s behalf. The greatest example we have, of course, is Jesus Christ who is seated at the right hand of God the Father and intercedes for us (Romans 8:34; Hebrews 7:25). Not only that, Christ told his disciples in Matthew 9:37-38, “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.”
At Redeemer Fellowship Church, we recognize it is not always possible for all of us to go to the nations. However, we can and must intercede in prayer every day for people around the world. Thus, on the first Sunday of every month we dedicate a portion of our Sunday morning service to pray for a specific people group, nation, or missionary. We pray for the Lord to save the lost, for believers to be encouraged and faithful to their mission to share the gospel, and for our congregation to support them in whatever way the Lord instructs. We also encourage our congregation to take a prayer card and spend the entire month praying over that specific people group or person.
the month of September
In August we spent the month praying for the country of Lebanon. For the month of September, we will be specifically praying for the country of Honduras.
Main Religion: Christianity
Christian Adherents: 95.69%
how can we pray?
Children form more than half the population meaning there are more children than adults. Violent gangs exploit vulnerable children as members, and sell them as slaves. Pray that the government would do more to protect these vulnerable children from evil and place them in loving families.
Organized crime and gangs hold power in society. Pray that God would put in place a strong leader who can control the organized crime and gangs and bring about the rule of law to keep people safe.
Nearly 96% of the population claim to be Christian. Many Hondurans would say that they desire to know more about Jesus. Pray for the Gospel to spread and for workers to be plentiful.
There are many many Christian organizations and short term mission teams sent to Honduras. Most of these teams come with a desire to help physical needs but are not pouring into the community spiritually. Many missionaries are meeting physical needs but are lacking in spreading the Gospel and planting churches. Pray that missionaries would not be so distracted and overwhelmed by the physical needs that they lose sight of the spiritual needs.
Pray for Rancho Ebenezer and other children's homes in Honduras.