Pray you therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest.
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Theophylact of Ochrid
The multitude in need of healing He calls the "harvest," and those who ought to teach them, "labourers." The "Lord of the harvest" is Christ Himself Who is Lord of prophets and apostles. This is made clear when He ordains the twelve without petitioning God. Listen, then: