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, June 1
Pray for Dan and Jean, sent from Philippine Challenge, as they continue to help the church in Cambodia in church planting and discipleship. The initiative they are working with, MK 2021, hopes to see 11,000 churches planted.
Friday, June 2
Pray for Jay and Sarah as they meet with the national chairman of the Evangelical Fellowship to present a new seminar on discipling nations. They hope this can be replicated in house groups across their country.
Saturday, June 3
Pray for the 24 seminary students who graduated in May in a country in Asia. Many have begun church planting and mission teaching, please pray a blessing on these graduates.
Sunday, June 4
Praise the Lord that Ric recently served as coach and consultant for a ministry leadership team in the Dominican Republic whose objective is to plant 12,000 house churches by 2020.
Monday, June 5
Pray for Carolyn as she works with Hannah’s Gift ministry in Colorado at a women’s prison. Pray the Holy Spirit will transform lives.
Tuesday, June 6
Pray for B. as he will be in N. Africa from for meetings with Western, African, and N. African partners in order to seek opportunities to facilitate disciple making with multiplication by the N. Africans.
Wednesday, June 7
Praise the Lord for Tine and Jan who have served over 50 years in the Philippines. Now in his 80s, Tine continues to witness to every sports team that plays Faith Academy and he has seen many won for Christ.
Thursday, June 8
Black Forest Academy is earnestly looking for dorm parents for the coming school year. The boarding program is at the heart of what BFA does, as this is often what keeps ministry families on the field (60 national fields represented!). Pray the right couple would be able to fill this critical role.
Friday, June 9
Pray for the Bible training seminars in Huehuetenango, taking place one week every month, and for BREA Bible Institute with whom OC workers Edwin and Edie collaborate.
Saturday, June 10
Pray for the Global Research Team as they seek the Lord’s guidance regarding research opportunities around the world, particularly in the Muslim world.
Sunday, June 11
Pray for future cooperation between Chinese and Laotian Christians. Pray that God will encourage the Chinese Christians to reach out and help the Laotian Christians.
Monday, June 12
One Challenge’s training program, Core, begins today. Pray for the 10 participants, five children, and 17 staff members involved in the program. Pray for good time of learning, growth, and preparation for the road ahead.
Tuesday, June 13
Pray for Dan and Jeanie as they work on the multi-year project of archiving. This task is critical for sharing God’s story, and OC’s history. However, it can be tedious. Pray for clarity and wisdom and energy for both Dan and Jeanie.
Wednesday, June 14
Pray for R&S as they lead a vision trip for 28 people from Taiwan to Eastern Europe. Pray each person will see God’s hand at work and understand His purpose in their lives.
Thursday, June 15
Praise the Lord for the babies born into OC families in the last several months, born to both parents and grandparents!
Friday, June 16
Please pray for the short-term mission groups going to Guatemala this summer will have effective ministry. Pray for the team in Guatemala City and Huehuetenango who will coordinate and host these teams.
Saturday, June 17
Pray for healing of many OC workers who have health issues.
Sunday, June 18
Praise the Lord for a new office space for one OC team in Southeast Asia. Pray for the Lord’s help in scheduling repairs and renovations so the space is ready in August.
Monday, June 19
Praise the Lord for the OC MK graduates, both from high school and college. May the Lord bless them in their journeys ahead.
Tuesday, June 20
Pray for the beach volleyball Sports Ambassadors that leave today for Spain. Pray these men and women would be an incredible witness and that many relationships between believers and non-believers would begin.
Wednesday, June 21
Pray for Dan as he helps evangelize, disciple, and encourage pastors and spiritual leaders in Liberia.
Thursday, June 22
Praise the Lord for a fruitful short-term trip from Sunset Presbyterian Church to Johannesburg. The team helped with a number of ministry projects.
Friday, June 23
Pray for the Lausanne Movement as they seek to encourage and train young leaders worldwide. The vision is to see “the gospel for every person and an evangelical church for every people.”
Saturday, June 24
As Ramadan ends in the U.S., remember to pray for Muslims around the world. Pray they will meet and develop relationships with believers, and that the Spirit would continue to move.
Sunday, June 25
Praise the Lord! Ten teaching positions have been filled at Faith Academy in Manila. Despite this praise, many positions need to be filled. Pray the Lord would miraculously fill the 30+ positions still needed.
Monday, June 26
Pray for Disciple Making Movement training happening in a strategic Central Asia country. Pray for great fruit and that DMM will take hold in this predominantly Muslim nation.
Tuesday, June 27
Pray for Paul as he works with the Anglican church in South Africa through the Growing the Church portfolio to help them establish church planting and mission training in every province.
Wednesday, June 28
Pray for Mihai as he continues to minister to adolescents in a Romanian orphanage. They are becoming true students of Scripture. Pray the Lord would work in their lives.
Thursday, June 29
Pray for a number of Romanian teens who will be heading on a mission to Greece. Pray that they will have safety on the roads as well as transformative ministry for both Greeks and Romanians.
Friday, June 30
Pray for the participants of OC’s Transitions Orientation. These workers are being prepared to move overseas within months of the program. Pray for grace in transition.
Prayer Focus for June 2017
This month's prayer focus is on the OC summer training programs. The word “summer” paints vivid pictures - poolside BBQs, baseball games, and fireworks... At One Challenge, kicking off the summer is CORE, our three-week training program for new mission workers.
Joining us for OC’s Transitions Orientation are those preparing to leave for full-time ministry service soon. Rounding out this jam-packed schedule is PEP for returning mission workers, with a debriefing time to help workers decompress from ministry and recharge for the work yet to come!
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One Challenge is an international mission sending agency empowering local church ministry in more than 100 countries around the world. One Challenge wants to encourage a high level of care for global workers, providing the opportunity for them to thrive in their countries of service, bringing the best of who they are to the kingdom growth effort. We pursue genuine relationships and accountability in family, friendship, team, ministry, and local communities of faith.
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.