Pray for Missions, Change the World
May 4, 2017
“I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people” (1 Timothy 2:1 ESV).
Prayer is important for our personal growth and for our relationship with the Father. However, as the verse above indicates, God also intends for us to pray for others. This includes missionaries and the people to whom they are ministering. Paul asks for specific prayer for missions in 2 Thessalonians 3:1 (NIV), “As for other matters, brothers and sisters, pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you.”
WGM’s World Go! Manual describes missionary prayer as “invoking God at the most powerful and elemental level, asking Him for the gift of Himself, and the transformation of a human soul.” Praying for missionaries provides an unfathomable method of joining the body of Christ in missions, connecting us to the efforts of missionaries by allowing us to intercede for them and for those hearing the Word of God. When we join missions through prayer, God will respond.
We invite you to pray with and for our missionaries. Below is a list of resources we provide to help guide your prayer life.
- Prayer Calendar: The prayer calendar features a list of missionaries and other members of the WGM family to pray for each day.
- Prayer Lifeline: This weekly praise and prayer request line provides you with access to the specific prayer concerns of WGM missionaries, ministries, and locations worldwide. Subscribe to the weekly Prayer Lifeline email here or listen to a recording of the week’s praises and requests by calling 765.671.7232 (Marion, Indiana, area) or 1.800.426.0846 (toll free). A weekly posting of Prayer Lifeline is also available at www.wgm.org/lifeline.
- Prayer Cards: Prayer cards for specific missionaries are mailed out upon request. To request a prayer card, email email@example.com or call 765.664.7331.
MORE: To study further what Scripture says about prayer, check out the World Go! Manual, a nine-week Bible study about missions. Please join us in praying that the gospel will spread and be honored on mission fields around the world!