On the Field: Protection
My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them
from the evil one. John 17:15
Your missionary is going into the enemy’s territory, both spiritually and physically. Since, this too is the case for all of us, we must maintain a warlike attitude. Warlike in the sense of spiritual battle. We must be willing to give of ourselves for the greater cause.
Ephesians says “our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against rulers, against the authorities, against forces of evil in the heavenly realm.”
This is a serious war. A war for eternal things. A war for the great Name of our God. A war worth our energy in prayer for our brothers and sisters who are going to the darkest places.
- Pray for their protection. We know persecution will come (Matt. 5:11), but we know our protection is in the blood of Jesus. Pray this into the life of your missionary right now.