This first Movements Prayer Journal of the year features a prayer for God to mold our priorities.

We are asking God to use us to mobilize additional workers in His global harvest. It’s good to keep in mind that those workers, as well as the mobilizers, can become overwhelmed with long hours of ministry. Keeping up with meetings, communications, and travel commitments can easily lead to neglect of prayer.

Prayer is not, however, an appendage to ministry. It is foundational to Christian discipleship. Jesus’ life points to this essential, central theme – prayer first and ministry second. His closest disciples, the apostles, learned to follow His pattern of life and ministry. But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word (Acts 6:4).