God declared that we “are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light” (1 Peter 2:9). We are priests, and as such we have been planted in a place and time to represent God to people and people to God.
Do you pray for the people in your world? When I was activated for military, I worked in a very high-stress environment with 12 others. I knew that we had a mission and that there would be little time to talk about God with my workmates. I also knew that God had put me in that environment as a priest and that I was responsible to pray. I wrote the names of my 12 colleagues on a 3×5 card and taped it to the dashboard of my car. Each morning as I drove to work I named their names before God.
The work environment did not allow me to do much besides pray, but today there are at least three people walking with Jesus from that group who did not know Him prior to being activated. We must believe God for people and pray urgently for them.