“Ask the Lord…to Send out Laborers”
Thank you, Lord, that the physical absence of Jesus from this world does not mean the absence of the Body of Christ; thank you that the Church, made up of followers of Jesus Christ, constitutes the body of Christ in the world today.
May we who are the Church be filled with your compassion, motivated by your grace, and fueled by your Spirit to be the Body of Christ in the world by continuing the ministry of Jesus in preaching, teaching, and helping so that people who are harassed and helpless might come to know and to love you.
In line with the instructions of Jesus, we ask that you will send the needed laborers out into the world. Whatever the tasks we do and the roles we fill in our daily lives, help us always to know that we are doing your work of offering your compassion and love to everyone we meet.
“Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.’” (Matthew 9:37-38)