Notice the high calling and purpose that Jesus charges our lives and prayer with. Pray then like this: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. (Matthew 6:9) Are we satisfied with our calling, and our purpose of prayer? That is, to hallow, or glorify the Father’s name.
In the modern-day American church “missions” many times is not considered an important part of the ministry of the church. There is usually some form of missions done, however, because it is a “good thing to do,” or “those poor people really need our help” or “Gee, foreign travel is exciting!” Missions is usually relegated to an add-on if there happens to be some leftover time or resources.
Like me, perhaps you've found yourself overwhelmed by all the social media noise, social justice movements, statistics on poverty, late-night infomercials, et cetera, et cetera. We get to the point where we don't know where to start. Let our prayer be that we not worry about eliminating poverty, but that God show us where to simply start. In a very small, yet tangible way that if we have, we shall supply the need. Just as the apostle Paul urged the Corinthian church to provide for those in need in Jerusalem:
We recently had a polarizing election in the United States. Who did you pray for? What did you pray? Did you pray? Did you know that those in governmental authority are placed in their positions by God Sovereignly whether they are good or evil?