“See, my people will return from far away, from…. as far south as Egypt.” Isaiah 49:12
Will the unreached come to Christ: Does God have such a plan?
“Let Egypt come with gifts of precious metals; let Ethiopia bow in submission to God” (Psalm 68:31).
“I, the Lord, will bring all to pass at the right time” (Isaiah 60:22).
Pray for those who are yet without the Word: China with her hundreds of millions without Christ; India with its millions; millions each year living in darkness. If Christ gave His life for them, you can give yourself up to intercede for them.
If you have not started to intercede, begin now. God’s Spirit will draw you on. Persevere, however hesitant you are. Ask God to give you some country or people group to pray for. Can anything be nobler than to do as Christ did – to give your life for the unreached?
Pray with confident expectation of an answer.
“Ask me and I will tell you some remarkable secrets about what is going to happen here” (Jeremiah 33:3).
“This is what the Sovereign Lord says, I am ready to hear Israel’s prayers. . . and I am ready to grant them their requests” (Ezekiel 36:37).
Both texts refer to promises definitely made, but their fulfillment would depend upon prayer.
By Andrew Murray
From: ‘Teach Me to Pray‘, published by Barbour Publishing, Inc.
Used by permission