Things in life will get hard, but what will our first reaction be? Turning to prayer when faced with adversity is a right response, but we're called to pray without ceasing, and give thanks in all circumstances. "Is anyone among you suffering? Then he must pray. Is anyone cheerful? He is to sing praises. Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for the elders of the church and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord" James 5:13-14
Even with the phenomenal opportunities we have to spread the Gospel today, much of the world still waits for a Gospel witness. The numbers, in fact, reveal the need.
Our task is to preach the Word to all the nations, beginning with where we live and trusting His Power to do the work. May God work through you to lead our congregation to be the Great Commission Church.