In Matthew 9:36-38 we see Jesus teaching and healing. "And what pity he felt for the crowds that came, because their problems were so great and they didn't know what to do or where to go for help. They were like sheep without a shepherd. 'The harvest is so great, and the workers are so few,' he told his disciples. 'So pray to the one in the charge of the harvesting, and ask him to recruit more workers for his harvest fields'" (The Living Bible).
There is so much suffering and need in the world today, that obedience to this command of Jesus seems essential. We have to ask God for more people with a heart and the abilities to help others. Each day I intend to pray as Jesus commanded, "Lord, please send workers to the harvest."