Are you looking for more ways to pray for missionaries as they share the gospel with various people groups around the globe? Here are a few ideas:
- This month, pray for missionaries in Muslim countries or working with Muslims. Muslims are observing Ramadan right now, and this time of fasting could provide an open door to talk about why we cannot earn our salvation.
- Follow the International Mission Board’s prayer Twitter feed: imbprayerdir
- Check out Prayer Threads by the IMB to help you pray for unreached people groups or work that is happening around the world right now: Prayer Threads
- Visit Operation World for daily prayer requests for missionaries and mission work around the world.
- Use the resources provided by the Joshua Project, an initiative designed to provide information about the people groups of the world and identify those with the fewest followers of Christ so we can share the gospel with them.
- Get to know a missionary family personally. Your church may sponsor missionaries in other parts of the world or help support a ministry in your community. Get to know the missionaries and find out how you can serve and pray for them and their work each day. Find ways to meet needs the missionaries may have and get involved!
- Every other month in the print issue of ec, we profile a missionary kid (MK) in “MK Corner.” In the past year, we’ve featured stories on: Breanna Hurlbut in Utah; Janie in Kenya; Grace in the Philippines, Joel in Asia; Nate in Peru; and Kelland and Luke in Botswana. Pray for these missionary kids by name, their families, and the people they are trying to reach.
- For the month of August, organize a prayer time for your small group or class at church. Once a week, get together at someone’s house, have a few snacks, and spend time praying for a different people group each week. (Use The Joshua Project or IMB resources to get info about specific people groups.) Pray in pairs, as a large group, silently and everyone praying aloud at the same time. The meetings don’t have to be long, but do make sure they’re focused and that the point isn’t fellowship but asking God to move among the nations of the world.