Week 26, Day 1
June 27, 2022
Scripture: Colossians 4
“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” (Colossians 4:2–6)
Several years ago, Nick Pollard wrote the wonderful book “Evangelism made slightly less difficult.” This was required reading for me in one of my ministry courses at GLCC. Pollard outlines Colossians 4 as a prayer that we lift up to God to help us reach others with the love of Jesus.
Pray that we proclaim the message clearly.
Pray for an open door to share the hope of Christ.
Pray for our conversations to be filled with grace.
Pray for wisdom in how we act towards others.
Pray for making the most of every opportunity we get to share Jesus.
Would you join with me in focusing in on this prayer? The mere act of asking God for opportunities awakens us to the moments throughout our day to point people to Jesus.
Jordan Ickes, Minister of Etna Green Church of Christ.