Talking to God for men | India, Hawaii, and You
Every weekday, our Precept staff in Chattanooga, Tennessee gathers to pray. Yesterday, we heard from our Global Mission team.
I thought you'd want to hear how to pray specifically:
PRAY FOR INDIA
Our Precept team has experienced a horrific monsoon season, possibly the worst monsoon season in a century. Here is some footage from Kerela, where our Precept India National Director grew up. His family is okay, but there are estimates of 8,000 to 1.2 million people that are displaced from the monsoons.
When I hear things like that it is hard to wrap your mind around it.
I searched the web today and came across this video. Please join me in praying for India, asking the Lord to allow these folks an opportunity to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ and the church around the world to rise up to support our brothers and sisters. You can find out more about the work of Precept in India here. "An estimated 1.2 million Indians have never heard of Jesus."
Shortly after I was prompted to pray for India, I was also reminded of the power of social media. In ten years, we've gone from being connected with a few friends and family on Facebook to now having foreign governments try to infiltrate our social media news. Just yesterday, Facebook shut down 600+ profiles and Twitter followed suit by closing down 200+ accounts! While I was processing this news, social media prompted me to pray again
PRAY FOR HAWAII
For years, Precept has had a growing presence on many of the Hawaiian islands. Faithful Bible Study Leaders have been introducing people to the power of Precept's method of discovering the Bible. One of our friends, Gwen is a faithful Precept Trainer and Precept Coach. To be around Gwen is to be encouraged and uplifted by the Spirit of God using the Word of God! Seriously, when she was going through her Precept Coach Training, her spiritual gift of exhortation came shining through while she led her Precept discussion. While Gwen has encouraged many through the years, it's our turn to encourage her and pray for her. A huge storm system is heading right for Gwen's home, church, and community. Gwen's church posted the following picture that shows the path of the storm. It also has James 5:16 too.
There are so many things to pray for, friends. We'd love to pray for you. Please let us know how we can intercede for you. Let us know however you'd like - on this Facebook post, on the actual blog comments, or by sending us a quick email. Our Precept staff counts it a privilege to pray for our friends around the world as they walk in step with the gospel where God has called them.
We echo E. M. Bounds when he says, “Talking to men for God is a great thing, but talking to God for men is greater still. He will never talk well and with real success to men for God who has not learned well how to talk to God for men.”
Thanks to Tom Watkins for the cover art.