Saturday, August 13, 2011

How Can You Pray for Missionaries?

A missionary friend of mine just posted the below outline on how to pray for your missionaries. I know that I send out a monthly update with specific prayer requests for each day but these requests below really cut to the chase into the daily lives of all missionaries living all over the world. Any missionary would tell you that the battle is won or lost in prayer. We all covet your prayers and daily rely upon your support.
Thank you so much for praying for us all!

  • Pray that they would be confident in God's Word. (Acts 13:4-6)
  • Pray that they would be filled with God's Spirit. (Acts 13:7-9)
  • Pray for their victory in spiritual warfare. (Acts 13:9-12)
  • Pray for their success in gospel witness. (Acts 13:12)
  • Pray for peace with other believers, in their homes, and marriages. (Acts 13:13)
  • Pray for favor with unbelievers that they would be open to the gospel. (Acts 13:14-15)
  • Pray that the gospel will be clear through them (Acts 13:16-48)
    • The gospel revealed in Paul's sermon
    • The character of God. (Acts 13:16-26)
    • The sinfulness of man. (Acts 13:27)
    • The sufficiency of Christ. (Acts 13:28-38)
    • The necessity of faith. (Acts 13:39-47)
    • The urgency of eternity. (Acts 13:48)
  • Pray that God will open hearts around them. (Acts 13:48)
  • Pray for their joy in the midst of suffering. (Acts 13:49-52)
  • Pray for their kindness in the midst of slander. (Acts 14:1-2, Matthew 10:22)
  • Pray for supernatural power to accompany them. (Acts 14:3)
  • Pray for Christlike humility to characterize them. (Acts 14:4-18)
  • Pray for their patience. (Acts 14:18)
  • Pray for their perserverance (Acts 14:19-20)
  • Pray that God would use them to make many disciples. (Acts 14:21-23)
  • Pray that God would use them to multiply churches.
    • Churches filled with people who know the Word of God. (Acts 14:22)
    • Churches led by pastors who teach the Word of God. (Acts 14:23)
    Prayer outline is taken from a sermon of David Platt's called "Fasting That Changes the World".

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