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
Tuesday, May 1
Pray for the family of Dr. Ed Murphy as they mourn his passing yet celebrate his eternity with Jesus. Pray for them as they make plans to honor his life.
Wednesday, May 2
Praise the Lord for the 300 Shona language Bibles delivered into the hands of the people at the Zion Church of God in Southern Africa, many who have never read the Bible in their heart language.
Thursday, May 3
Pray for Doug as he participates in 40 hours of Hostage Management Training. Pray he can absorb this critical training so he can help train others.
Friday, May 4
Pray for the Global Research Team as the finish up the Lausanne International Researchers’ Conference. Pray for them, also, as they spend time together as a team. Pray for good collaboration and fellowship for this non-co-located team.
Saturday, May 5
Praise the Lord for traveling mercies for several OC workers returning to the U.S. from ministry trips around the world.
Sunday, May 6
Pray for Bob as he travels to Ethiopia as part of a team of 12 American trainers teaching on mission and evangelism, and homiletics. Pray the churches in Ethiopia will be strengthened by these trained leaders.
Monday, May 7
Pray for Larry as he addresses the Muslim World Forum of the UK’s Global Connections. Pray for the Spirit’s guidance in his preparation.
Tuesday, May 8
Praise the Lord for Philippine Challenge and it’s work to launch church planting networks in Thailand. Praise Him for the 175 new Outreach Bible Studies, and 529 new believers.
Wednesday, May 9
Pray for Rob and Alex as they work with Cornerstone University in Taiwan. Through the games and clinics arranged, pray for many opportunities to share the gospel.
Thursday, May 10
Praise the Lord for the 13 graduates from a mission training school in Ukraine. Pray for them as they continue into different ministries.
Friday, May 11
Pray for OC workers who are training and coaching a group of church planters highly secure region of the world. Pray for receptive hearts, clear communication, and that those trained will apply the principles presented.
Saturday, May 12
Pray for Carole as she prepares to lead an OC short-term mission trip in France. Pray those participating will be fully funded before the start of the trip in late May.
Sunday, May 13
Pray for OC leaders as they travel to the NAME region. Pray God will lead as they support and encourage workers. Pray they will be aware of divine encounters as they travel.
Monday, May 14
Pray for Karl as he develops and implements the GCPN Mentoring / Coaching Forum to assist church planters in accelerating fourth-generation church planting movements worldwide.
Tuesday, May 15
Pray for the training and coaching of leaders to accelerate discovery groups and new churches in the Madagascar rainforest and the Comoros islands. Pray for effective networking and partnership with other organizations.
Wednesday, May 16
The month of Ramadan began on May 15. Pray for those around the world as they seek Allah. Pray for God to powerfully reveal Himself to them. Pray believers around them will be sensitive to the Spirit’s leading and direction as they interact with their friends, neighbors, coworkers, etc.
Thursday, May 17
Pray for Josh and Steve as they lead a Lifeworkx Certification for 25 Ugandan pastors. Pray these new trainers will feel empowered and confident to do Lifeworkx in their communities.
Friday, May 18
Pray for the annual Sepal Pastors and Leaders Leadership Conference in Brazil. Pray God will guide the words of the speakers and the understanding of the listeners. Pray the church of Brazil continue to have a vision for reaching their own country and sending out mission workers.
Saturday, May 19
Pray for the OC workers who are having health challenges. Pray God will provide wisdom to the medical staff and pray those who are ailing sense His presence and healing touch. May families and friends be encouraged by God’s presence and love.
Sunday, May 20
Pray for renters for the empty offices on the first floor in the Colorado Springs office building. Pray God brings those of His choice in His time.
Monday, May 21
Thank God for the OC mission kids who are graduating from high school, college, university or graduate school this year. May God give them clear direction for the future.
Tuesday, May 22
Pray for many OC workers and their children who are seeking resolutions to visa issues. Pray for Micah who is waiting a visa for Australia, and pray for Timo and Katie as they await Timo’s green card in the U.S.
Wednesday, May 23
Pray for an OC short-term team headed to France today to work in partnership with Encompass World Partners at Le Chateau de Saint Albain. Pray for travel mercies for the team and that they will be blessings to the ministry.
Thursday, May 24
Pray for Steve and Josh as they wrap up Lifeworkx in Kenya. Pray the event will reach the pastors attending and there would be impact despite the physical difficulties that arose during the training.
Friday, May 25
Pray for provision for financial needs for One Challenge. New repairs to the Colorado Springs office are weighing heavy on OC’s mind, although we know God is able! Pray for peace about these needs and the necessary finances to move forward.
Saturday, May 26
Pray for wisdom for the IT department as it seeks the fulfillment of a personnel need. Pray for the right person to be directed to OC.
Sunday, May 27
Pray for Dean and Kathie, and David and Cherie as they lead a vision trip in Southern Africa for 18 people. Pray the Lord would provide good health and make His vision of what He is doing in Southern Africa clear to all those on the trip. Pray for open doors of ministry to be evident.
Monday, May 28
Happy Memorial Day! Pray for the U.S. military as they serve and protect the nation. Pray for the families who are missing loved ones and others who are mourning the loss of loved ones.
Tuesday, May 29
Praise the Lord for two new couples who joined OC this month! Pray for them as they raise support and look forward to moving into ministry.
Wednesday, May 30
Pray for Faith Academy who has a critical need for elementary school teachers in the 2018-2019 school year. Pray the Lord would bring qualified teachers to this school who serves so many ministries. The school year begins in July.
Thursday, May 31
Pray for the Personnel Department and all those involved in OC’s summer programs: Core, Transitions Orientation, and PEP (Personnel Enrichment Program). Pray for smooth planning and high energy for the staff involved.
Prayer Focus for May … International Ministry Team
This month’s prayer focus is on the OC International Ministry Team (IMT). This team is composed of eight experienced OC mission worker couples who carry out a variety of strategic ministries in nations 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.