The word for plentiful here is the Greek word πολύς (polus.) Jesus says that the harvest is πολύς – plentiful, abundant, great. What an incredible thing to realize: The harvest is PLENTIFUL. Later on in the verse we also learn that the harvest is the Lord’s (“His harvest”). The fields, as the Lord says in John 4:43, are white. The harvest is His and it is ready to be harvested. What’s preventing it from being harvest?
Our prayers. “Therefore, pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”
Lord, thank You for revealing to us that the harvest is plentiful. Thank You for the security and power that comes with the knowledge that it is Your harvest. Please Lord, send laborers into the vineyard. Send me, send my family, send my friends, send the people I meet at school, the people I meet at my church. Send Your people into Your harvest. May the harvest be reaped. Thank You for Your compassion that moved You to die for us so that we might be saved and moved You to give us Your Holy Spirit so that we may know You intimately, be comforted, and boldly do Your will. Thank You for those who are already laboring in the vineyard. Reap through them, Father. Reap through us. Amen.