Pray, too, that we will be rescued from wicked and evil people, for not everyone is a believer. 2nd Thessalonians 3:1-2
Paul the Apostle in our opening text admonished us to pray for Ministers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Missionaries in particular for the following reasons:
1. That the gospel of Salvation will spread without any HINDRANCE
2. That the hearers will receive the message and be save
3. For the SAFTY of the Missionary
It’s the duty of every believers in Christ to pray for Missionaries because their lives are prone to danger than the Pastor who preaches within the four walls of a Church building. I can reliably say that almost all the Countries of the Continent of Asia are very hostile the gospel of Jesus Christ and so Missionaries in such countries are preaching the gospel with their blood.
Many of them are without food, clothes and shelter. In some cases they are denied access to public facilities like hospital, schools etc
As the Scriptures say, “For your sake (for the gospel sake) we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”
By Omission or Commission every believer in Christ is a Missionary therefore if you are not in the field, be on your kneels for those in the fields.
WHEN LAST DID YOU INTERCEDE FOR A MISSIONARY? And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. Rev 22:12
Have a blessed day
Apostle Anthony Israel