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, March 1
Praise the Lord for favorable meeting Faith Academy staff had with government agencies in the Philippines. We praise the Lord for going before Faith and paving the way for favorable outcomes.
Friday, March 2
Pray for the growth of One Challenge in Europe. Europe is the least evangelized continent in the world. Pray for God’s direction for the people He has already identified to serve the needs in this tough mission field.
Saturday, March 3
Pray for Paul and Christopher as they assist in the Fresh Expressions ministry. Pray for their training and coaching of people to form new missional churches across South Africa.
Sunday, March 4
Pray for Mountainview Christian School as they seek qualified people to join their staff for the 2018-2019 school year. Pray, as well, for the staff as the school undergoes a leadership transition on the board.
Monday, March 5
Pray for One Challenge’s training task force as they work to identify what training opportunities should be offered at OC to promote the development of healthy and effective workers.
Tuesday, March 6
Praise the Lord for a new Asian intern who has joined one of OC’s teams in Southeast Asia. Pray for a mutually beneficial partnership and that the team would be able to assist her in Business-for-Transformation ministry experience and leadership development.
Wednesday, March 7
Pray for the Pastoring of Pastors Latin America Summit in Bogota, Colombia. Pray the 103 participants from 10 countries will be renewed in their vision and the practice of PoP, encouraging one another in their ministry.
Thursday, March 8
Pray for Dick and Jeff as they work with Sepal in Guatemala. Pray the Lord would use them to encourage and strengthen the team and its ministries there.
Friday, March 9
Pray for workers in Eastern Europe who are working in Discipling for Development. Pray as they work with and mentor two key leaders, encouraging them to train leaders from their respective churches.
Saturday, March 10
Pray for the staff need at Black Forest Academy in Germany. Teachers, dorm parents, and many other support positions are needing to be filled. Pray for the needs in the dormitory program, for both resident advisors and dorm parents.
Sunday, March 11
Praise the Lord for the growing pastoral care team for OC’s workers. Pray all the team members would be in tune to the Spirit’s leading and that their ministries would be fruitful.
Monday, March 12
Pray for OC subsidiary Near Frontiers as they minister to international students. Pray for divine appointments and the wisdom to proclaim the word and deed of the gospel to those who are in the U.S. for a very short time.
Tuesday, March 13
Pray for OC’s Mobilization team as they spend time at Biola University this week. Pray for divine appointments with students and that they would encourage the people they talk with to walk in obedience to the Lord.
Wednesday, March 14
Pray for Sports Ambassadors as they recruit and plan for trips to Taiwan, the Philippines, and Singapore. Pray for these teams to impact communities and campuses where they play and witness.
Thursday, March 15
Pray for the Guatemala team as they train pastors, leaders, and emergent leaders. Pray for these educational programs, the students attending them, and for multiplication in each areas of ministry.
Friday, March 16
Pray for healthy relationships and effective communication for the growing team in South Africa. Pray for God’s wisdom and leading as Karl (OC Africa Area Director) and the team work to develop relationships with strategic leaders in French-speaking Central, West, and North Africa.
Saturday, March 17
Pray for Renee and Steve as they disciple and mentor young adults in the U.K. Pray for spirit-led conversations and that these young adults would become more missionally-minded.
Sunday, March 18
Pray for OC mission workers who teach at theological seminaries in a strategic country in Asia. Pray they would equip these individuals well so that they may be the salt and light to their nation.
Monday, March 19
Pray for the PEARL ministry as it continues in ministry to prevent human trafficking and the exploitation of vulnerable people. Pray for them as they form a board and seek legal status in their country.
Tuesday, March 20
Pray for W. as he assists in several national church planting initiatives in research and mapping church distribution for informing pastors and leaders to new church planting activity.
Wednesday, March 21
Pray for the 38 teaching positions that need to be filled at Faith Academy for the next school year. Pray the Lord for raise up teachers and supporter for those teachers to meet these critical needs at Faith.
Thursday, March 22
Praise the Lord for a successful training of Lifeworkx trainers in the Dominican Republic. Pray for the team as they continue a busy travel schedule and continue to equip others with the life transformation tools of Lifeworkx.
Friday, March 23
Pray for Sepal Guatemala as they work with many short-term teams. Pray for wisdom, fruitfulness, and safety in these ministry activities.
Saturday, March 24
Praise the Lord for the 49 people who have registered for the Lausanne International Researchers conference to be held in Kenya. Pray for the Lord’s direction in planning for this event.
Sunday, March 25
Praise the Lord for a Christian school in South Korea that began 11 years ago with 6 students that now has grown to 160 students! Pray for this model to be reproducible in other nations.
Monday, March 26
Pray for many of our One Challenge workers who are undergoing major health challenges. Pray for the peace that passes understanding for them and their families.
Prayer Focus for March - Sepal USA
This month's prayer focus is on Sepal USA. They strive to mobilize the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking churches in the U.S. to evangelize, disciple, plant churches, and develop leaders to reach the Hispanic community in the U.S. for Christ.
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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.