Jesus often ministered to the marginalized and those considered at risk. Matthew 9:36 references Jesus’ compassion for those “harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” Throughout this edition, we’ll be praying for some of the harassed and helpless, people suffering from famine, tempted by or escaped from the sex industry, wrestling with the stigma of having had Ebola, battling HIV/AIDs, or struggling as refugees. Regardless of the prayer request topic, all are connected to the work of communicating the gospel of love, acceptance, and new life in Jesus Christ to those who are living and dying without Him. This task is still urgent and the workers few. Jesus’ words in Matthew 9:38 still ring out, “Pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers…” Thank you for your gospel work, by prayer!