DAY 21: COMMISSION
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Your teen is called to be a missionary. Now, before you start packing his/her bags for Africa, catch what the word missionary really means. It is simply one who has been sent on a mission. Every teen who has accepted Christ as Savior (and every person in the world) is subject to the mission that Jesus lays out in Matthew. This commissioning prayer of Jesus is not a suggestion but a command to “go and make disciples.” Are you equipping and empowering your child to fulfill the greatest calling he/she will ever receive? The word nations in Greek is ethnos, which could just as easily be translated people groups or people. This commission can be lived out in the very place he/she is stepping foot right now.
Pray this commissioning prayer over your teen today.
I know all authority on heaven and earth has been given to you. Therefore, I pray that as
___________________ goes out to ________________________________________________
that he/she will make it a mission to make disciples of all people, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything you have commanded us. And Lord, may ________________ know with certainty that you are with him/her always, to the very end of the age.