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PRAYER
TAKE YOUR SHARE OF THE SUFFERING
Rosalie Naglich
20-Aug-2008
2 Timothy 2:3amp. Take [with me] your share of the
hardships and suffering [which you are called to endure]
as a good (first class) soldier of Christ Jesus.

What you believe, you will speak. What you speak, you must believe. Paul was imprisoned in Rome and sensed the opportunities to preach the gospel would soon be over. He wanted Timothy to join him so Paul could encourage and strengthen him for the assignment ahead.

Often we run the opposite way from anything that stretches us or becomes uncomfortable. Suffering is a word that represents pain, discomfort, humiliation, hunger, loss, disability and extreme lack. Many Christians today speak about the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but do not live the Gospel. Integrity of character is one mark of a true Christian and demonstrates the righteousness of God.

There are multitudes around the world endeavoring with boldness to witness and declare, against all odds, the power of the cross of Jesus Christ. What they believe, they speak in order to snatch the lost out of the satanic jaws of hell. Many are persecuted for their witness and endure great hardships of persecution. If we truly believe the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, we need to speak with boldness and in those same hardships. We must work while it is day because there will come a time when no one can work.
Our prayer...
Father, with boldness I declare Your Word will not return void. Empower Your people with the fire of the Holy Ghost that will touch others and ignite a holy passion to speak to others the Gospel of Salvation. Give us a spirit of boldness and tenacity to dare to invade Satan’s territory to spiritually kidnap people so that they can be confronted to choose life. We pray today for everyone who confesses Jesus Christ as their Savior for a willingness to suffer persecution, if necessary, to snatch a soul from hell. Empower those on the foreign field who boldly speak of the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Send mighty angels to encamp about them and deliver them! We claim a harvest. We declare a harvest, praising You that Your will is done on earth as it is in heaven.