A passage that challenges us to pray for the world is found in Matthew 9:36-38. It says, “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.’” Jesus saw the vastness of lost souls compared to the scarcity of the laborers and He looked to the disciples and said, “Ask.” Not go, or preach, or have a conference, but ask.
It is hard to listen to this passage and not get convicted about your prayer life. It is said that the average Christian prays 2 minutes a day. Think about two things…how often do we pray and what is the content of that prayer? God desires that we join together and intercede on behalf of all nations and beg Him to send forth laborers into the field. What would it take to truly see a prayer movement in your heart of purposeful intercession for the nations that would spill out to your community?