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Giving Thanks Through Prayer

Giving Thanks Through Prayer

SEPTEMBER  11,  2019    |    2  MINUTE  READ    |    FRANK MARTIN

The apostle Paul tells us to “not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God” (Philippians 4:6 ESV).

As we pray to God for the many challenges that missionaries face, we can also pray through thanksgiving—thanking the Lord for who He is in their lives. Paul goes on to tell us that as we make our requests known to God through thanksgiving, “the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your heart and your mind in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7 ESV). Missionaries need the Lord’s peace that is provided through thanksgiving. Psalm 91 will guide us as we offer prayers of thanksgiving on their behalf to the Lord.

Thank you, Lord, for:

  • being our shelter, most high, and almighty (Psalm 91:1).
  • being our refuge, fortress, and God (Psalm 91:2).
  • being our deliverer (Psalm 91:3).
  • being a covering over us (Psalm 91:4).
  • your truth, and your protection from evil (Psalm 91:5-8).
  • being our dwelling place (Psalm 91:9-10).
  • giving your angels charge over us so we may overcome (Psalm 91:11-13).
  • setting us on high (Psalm 91:14).
  • being with us in trouble and honoring us (Psalm 91:15).
  • allowing us to live in your satisfaction and salvation (Psalm 91:16).

Reach out to your missionary today and share with them how you’re praying with thanksgiving for them, asking that God will provide the peace only He offers.

Did you know you can send a message directly to WGM missionaries through our website? Search for individual missionaries and send them a word of encouragement!

Author Bio: Frank Martin and his wife, Sharon, served faithfully with WGM for 39 years before their retirement in 2016. In those years they worked in many roles on the American Indian Field, at Headquarters, and with Member Health as pastors to missionaries. Even though they are retired, they continue to serve with WGM’s Member Health team as pastors to retired missionaries—listening, encouraging, and praying for them.

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