THE SERVANT GENERAL
THE NEW EVANGELIZATION
PRAYER FOR THE NEW EVANGELIZATION
Today’s psalm: Psalm 67:2-8
Today’s psalm, a prayer of petition for a bountiful
harvest, could as well be our prayer for the work of the New
Evangelization. We do look to what Jesus has said, that the
harvest is rich. “The earth has yielded its harvest;
God, our God, blesses us.” (v.7). But the problem is
the lack of laborers to bring in that harvest. So if the people
of God present themselves as laborers and allow God to use
them as instruments, which is what God desires to do, then
the harvest will be reaped. Then the gospel will be preached
to the ends of the earth. “May God bless us still; that
the ends of the earth may revere him.” (v.8).
are called to be evangelizers and missionaries. We are to
help people to meet Christ, to live Christ and to share Christ.
We are to do rapid, massive and worldwide evangelization.
“So shall your way be known upon the earth, your victory
among all the nations.” (v.3). What is our purpose?
So that all peoples will experience the salvation already
won by Jesus for them on the cross. So that they will live
their lives in worship of Him who is Lord and King. “May
the peoples praise you, God; may all the peoples praise you!”
world is in darkness and turmoil. People desperately search
for peace. But true peace can never come unless the nations
turn to God. Only when the world accepts the lordship of Jesus
can there be peace on earth. “May the nations be glad
and rejoice; for you judge the peoples with fairness, you
guide the nations upon the earth.” (v.5).
so this is the great work we have been given to do, the Great
Commission to proclaim the gospel of salvation in Jesus. It
is a privilege like no other. Jesus is the only way to salvation.
Jesus is the only way to peace in the world. It is our privilege,
and our responsibility, to present him to the whole world.
For this we need God’s blessing, we need the grace of
Jesus, we need empowerment from the Holy Spirit. The good
news for us is that when God calls and commissions, He also
equips and provides for what is needed. We just need to step
forward. “May God be gracious to us and bless us; may
his face shine upon us.” (v.2). That will certainly
be an answered prayer.