And he said to them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest."
Surely this is a commission to pray from Jesus. His words here, as well as in many other places, all too often fall on deaf ears (myself included). He says pray about something and though I'm familiar with this I haven't been very obedient to this instruction.
This life affords us many opportunities to see how plentiful the harvest is. With such an abundant harvest where are all the laborers? The lack of laborers is likely evidence of our prayerlessness. May He grant us the grace to change and to be obedient to his instructions, commissions, and commands.
to the Lord of the harvest
to send out laborers
into his harvest