There is a widespread group of Christians all over the world that pause whatever they’re doing every morning at 9:38 in their local timezones to pray and “ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest” based on Matthew 9:38.
I think that’s an excellent habit to get into, don’t you? I’m going to start doing this. Will you join me?
Each morning at 9:38 (set a reminder on your computer, watch, or phone), stop what you’re doing for just a few seconds or a couple of minutes and pray for the lost of the world, asking God to send out workers, missionaries, evangelists, and faithful followers to their local areas and to the farthest reaches of the earth!
If you want to get more specific in praying for the lost of the world, here are a couple of options.
SEND International (http://www.send.org/pray) has some prayer guides with specific requests for each day. For example, today (March 14, 2014) has you praying for SEND’s East Asia Sending Council, or for a Eurasia missionary couple who have just returned from Moscow.
Operation World (http://www.operationworld.org/today) is the definitive prayer guide to every nation, featuring a different nation to pray for each day. For example, today (March 14) has you praying for the people and nation of Botswana.
If 9:38am doesn’t work for you, then I would suggest setting aside a time each day that does work. The particular time doesn’t really matter; prayer does.
Let’s get more intentional about praying for the world, and don’t forget to include your own neighborhoods as you pray.