When we struggle with prayer, we can turn to Jesus to teach us. He offers a simple prayer that will teach us to trust God with our whole lives.
There is a heavy emphasis on "work" in Luke 10. Jesus sends out the 72 to minister and then teaches about the Samaritan neighbor as a response to the question of what must be done to inherit eternal life. But at the end of the narrative arc, he reminds us that the most important thing is not to be consumed by our work, even for him, but to rest with him. We learn the principle that we first rest with him, and then we go to work.
This pattern runs through the whole chapter as well.
While evangelism may happen in the course of "mass evangelism" events (gospel meetings, online sermons, door knocking campaigns, etc.) we see better methods taught in scripture. In Luke 10, Jesus teaches about going out in pairs, looking for a person of peace, and beginning to do the long, slow work of presenting the kingdom of God in word and deed among that person's network.
Some Christians have the attitude that evangelism and outreach should be left to the "pros." While there are many reasons for this, the reality is that Jesus says that his mission is for all. He commands us to pray about the harvest and to go--with his authority, as representatives of his.
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