Daily prayer for mission workers on the field is critical. They feel the prayers of their partners carrying them. Your prayers help further the Kingdom of God around the world because they strengthen, encourage, protect, and carry those who are away from home and family. In times of great spiritual harvest and in times of spiritual drought, the prayers of partners and supporters keep the workers on the field, fulfilling God’s work. Know that your prayers matter -- everyday. In this OC Prayer Guide booklet, we have highlighted some of the ways you can pray for different teams and places in the world. We trust you will be deeply blessed as you bring these requests to the Father.
Daily Prayer for Mission Workers
Thursday, November 1
Praise the Lord for a small group of women in a Muslim country who are encountering Jesus through reading the book of Mark. Pray for deepening conviction and strong revelation of the truth by the Holy Spirit.
Friday, November 2
Pray with Alex and Kristi for hurting Taiwanese youth who live at a home for juvenile offenders and kids whose families cannot care for them. Pray for the Lord to mend their broken hearts and to reveal both His deep love and divine purpose for each of them.
Saturday, November 3
Pray with Jay and Sarah as the regional leadership of the Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe have requested OC Africa’s help to assist significant church leaders in addressing some major issues. Please pray for synergy and success for this initiative, particularly as the country at large continues to struggle with great instability.
Sunday, November 4
Please pray for Dan (Global Research Team) as he launches a large project of revising reporting forms, personally contacting over 50 leaders and tracking where OC has served in 2018. Please pray for strength, accuracy, clarity and encouragement as this is the first of three phases in this year-end project.
Monday, November 5
Rejoice with Russ and Cathy (Global Research Team) that our Mongolian sister, Boloroo, has officially become an Associate of the Research Team, a strategic partnership as she coordinates the research program for the Mongolian Evangelical Alliance. Please pray for great fruitfulness and encouragement to emerge from this partnership.
Tuesday, November 6
Praise God! He is sending out workers. Josh B (Lifeworkx) flew to Southeast Asia last week. He will be teaching Science at an MK school there until at least June of 2019 and possibly longer. Josh C is returning to Guatemala this week to continue for another term of ministry. Courtney flies next week to Taiwan for a two-year term, establishing a sports ministry to disabled kids. Pray for safe travels and smooth transitions for each of these.
Wednesday, November 7
Pray for Doug (Global Ministries) as he helps to equip and coach several dozen families in an Asian location where persecution is on the rise and security issues are increasing. Pray for him as he seeks to provide helpful counsel for life and ministry.
Thursday, November 8
Praise God with James (Philippines) for the good progress of their Thailand Church Planting . Three of the five areas are responding very well and yielding great fruit on the number of Outreach Bible Studies and new believers being added. Praise God for His leading, and for the curriculum development, and His enablement to all our trainers.
Friday, November 9
Thank God with Michael and Athena (Greece) for the printing and distribution of 35,000 newspapers that bring the gospel to people in their country. Pray for the financing for this ongoing project.
Saturday, November 10
Pray for Dennis (US-MC) who will be transitioning from Prefield Ministries Director to work full-tome on the OC Sexual Wholeness Initiative over the next months. Pray for him as he continues to grow this within OC and to assist other organizations as well.
Sunday, November 11
Praise God for more than 500 leaders trained in Asia through the ministry of the Asia Resource Team.
Monday, November 12
Please pray for Beni, the eldest daughter of Thungjamo and Yanboni (Nagaland). She is improving on medicine for her brain tumor, but treatment options are very limited. Pray for healing, peace and comfort.
Tuesday, November 13
Praise God for the response of Dana and Karen’s (Southeast Asia) neighbors to prayer ministry. Two of their closest neighbors were pouring out their hearts to them as a result of this. Pray for Karen as she follows up with two of these neighbor ladies.
Wednesday, November 14
Praise God with Paul and Barb (South Africa Regional Team) for the fresh expressions of church in places around South Africa as well as expansion in disciple-making. They are thankful for the opportunity to personally mentor youth in Zandspruit.
Thursday, November 15
Pray for the many displaced by recent earthquakes and the tsunami in Indonesia. Pray that believers would find comfort and hope from the Lord, even as they try to reconnect with one another, sometimes without their leaders. Ask the Lord for provision for funds needed for relief work.
Friday, November 16
Pray with Ed and Dorothy for the various friends that they connected with on their trip to Germany last month. They were able to share the gospel with many of these friends and ask that God would draw them to saving faith.
Saturday, November 17
Give thanks with Gill (US-MC) for a good trip to Asia which included a great time equipping church planters from a remote Himalayan nation and for a good visit with the Nagaland team, along with a week of teaching at a theological college there.
Prayer Focus for November … A World of Thankfulness
This month's prayer focus is on THANKFULNESS with wonderful reports of good news around the OC world.
As we near the end of the year, praise and thankfulness spill from our hearts and lips. We see an abundance of God’s faithfulness evidenced by kingdom growth all over the world. Rejoice with us in this news from around the world...
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From the Pastor's Pen
We've been blessed to have mission pastor Ralph Anderson, and his wife Joyce, at OC International for over 20 years. They tend to our souls through the Word, prayer, counsel, and encouragement. Click here to view the archive of Ralph's articles.