Asking for the Nations

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Asking for the Nations

Workers who want to reach the nations can spend lots of time learning strategies, methodologies,
and other tools of the trade. These can be very helpful, but let us not overlook one of the most powerful
tools available to us.

Long ago, the Lord said, “Ask of Me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth
your possession.” (Psalm 2:8) Many workers have spent years praying this verse, asking for the nations,
and claiming the promise that the Lord makes to His own, who dare to take hold of His words by faith.

No matter what else you do, or what else you learn, consider spending some time discussing this promise
with the Lord of the Harvest, lingering over it in prayer, and seeing what He wants to show you
and speak to you. Ask the Lord how He wants to bring this about, and what other types of prayer
might be involved. Ask the Lord what sort of obedience might be involved.

I prayed over this verse for about 15 years, and in the fullness of time, God began to move in a way
that began to fulfill this promise, beginning in South Asia. Have any of you had an experience
with praying this verse and seeing God answer?