- End world hunger
- Reach every nation, tribe, and tongue for Christ
- Topple an oppressive government
I'm not saying you can do all these things at once, mind you. But one at a time, they're not that daunting.
I know, I know. You have a pretty full schedule as it is. The kids, the house, the pets. Not to mention crayon on the bathroom mirror, spaghetti caked into the carpet, and something weird growing in the fridge. You're hoping you're going to make it to nap time without needing shock paddles—and not necessarily for your heart.
Relax. I have a simple plan to overcome the impossible.
We don't have to conquer the evils of a fallen world singlehandedly. Nor immediately. Nor necessarily with our own tired hands and feet (or swords, what have you).
But I think we too easily forget the awesome, unfathomable, unstoppable power of prayer. Even if it's a few simple words, God hears them. Why else would 1 Thessalonians 5:17 instruct us to pray continually?
The enemy of our hearts would like us to believe we don't—or can't—matter. That we can't effect change from our kitchen while we coax oatmeal into a toddler more interested in creating a new form of Play-doh.
Maybe we don't have time to get on our knees right then and there. It's not a good idea anyway. We'd get distracted noticing yesterday's juice disaster we didn't clean up as well as we'd thought. Just because we can't daily seclude ourselves to pray for world issues doesn't mean we're out of the game.1