The Prayer Guide
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Prayer for Mission
in mission are working in the front line of Christian ministry. Whether they are working
in the western world, or with communities which are largely unreached by the Christian
gospel, there are many demands upon missionaries. Please pray for ....
- Their walk of faith. For
those in mission to be effective, it is vital that their personal relationship with God is
right, and that they are growing as a Christian themselves.
- Support. Both financial
and personal support is essential for them to keep going. In many cases this support is
provided by churches back home who are willing to commit to this over a period of years.
For financial support there are often practical problems in getting a smooth flow of funds
out to the missionary based away from home.
- Their family life.
Whilst responding to an individual call is challenging enough, taking your family with you
brings many additional challenges. Leaving them behind simply creates challenges of a
different sort. Do pray for God's protection on the family, and for His wisdom in
the decisions that they must take.
- The places they are working,
praying that the missionaries will "fit". Adjusting to different cultures and
climates takes time, and many missionaries find making the adjustment very challenging.
- Protection from Satan's attacks.
There are a number of areas where the work of mission is challenged by Satan. Do pray for
God's protection on their family life, on their team-working with other missionaries, on
their relationships with key local people and authorities.
- Praise for their Ministry :
Thank God for their faith and commitment, and do praise Him for news of their work bearing
for Prayer : If your church supports a missionary or an overseas mission agency,
consider praying for them regularly. There is likely to be a regular newsletter that you
can get hold of to inform your prayer.
If your church doesn't have such links, then think about whether you would be willing to
organise such a link. There are many missionaries who need additional support.