Prayer Focus: Rapid Spread of the Good News

While reading 2 Thessalonians 3:1 this morning, I was reminded that it is okay to pray for the rapid spread of the Good News (a.k.a., the Gospel). In fact, Paul requested that believers would pray for him--"that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored."

In most areas of life, our desire for things to happen quickly is probably not so virtuous; rather, it is indicative of our impatience.

Not so with Good News. The Good News is life-giving; it saves the perishing. Its propagation is driven both by joy and a sense of urgency.

Please take a moment to pray for the rapid spread of the message of the Lord, and that this message be honored by its hearers.