Special Delivery: A method of delivery once offered by the United States Postal Service in which, for an additional charge, a piece of mail was delivered by a special messenger rather than by scheduled delivery.
—from The Free Dictionary
The Invitation: What if we thought of prayer as handing the Lord a special delivery letter, written from our heart on behalf of another? For our God is the Special Deliverer, and He delights in bringing healing, hope, and salvation to individuals and to nations. Will we take the time to ask the Lord to make some special deliveries today?
Jesus came and told his disciples,
“I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth.
Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you.
And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
–Matthew 28:18-20 (NLT)
Your Response: Lord, I have some special deliveries I’d like You to make today. Some are for across the oceans and some are to be delivered in my neighborhood and home. Empower these prayers as You supernaturally reach out to those You place on my heart.
Special Deliverer, would You deliver ________________ to ___________________?
(Pray this as many times as the Lord brings people, situations, or nations to mind.)
Thank you, Lord, for the privilege of partnering with You to make special deliveries today. It’s a way I can go to the nations or to my next door neighbor in an instant. Thank you that You are with me always.