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
Saturday, April 1
Praise the Lord for great conversations and contacts One Challenge Mobilization experienced in the month of March. May the Lord bring more workers to the Harvest.
Sunday, April 2
Pray for Nate and Steve as they finish a portion of Lifeworkx training in Mexico in conjunction with Pulpit Rock Church. Pray the Lord would speak directly to participants and for lives to be changed.
Monday, April 3
Pray for workers who are seeking visa renewals in their various countries of service. Pray the Lord would continue to open doors in hard to reach countries around the world.
Tuesday, April 4
Faith Academy in the Philippines has 45 staff openings for the 2017-2018 school year! Pray the Lord would bring the right people to Faith and that funds would be raised for men and women to serve at this TCK school.
Wednesday, April 5
Pray for Jay as he gives attention to university ministry in Zimbabwe. Pray for the grace to present Jesus to students and make disciples that will genuinely please the Father.
Thursday, April 6
Pray for the International Ministries Team as they meet together. Pray for shared vision, encouragement and direction on where the Lord is leading in the next year.
Friday, April 7
Pray for the Latin America coordinator’s leadership team as they prepare for the second Latin America Pastoring of Pastors Summit.
Saturday, April 8
Pray for the Global Ministries Team as they meet for a team retreat this week. Pray for quality time spent together as well as grace and understanding in planning for the future.
Sunday, April 9
Pray for an orphanage in Russia that faces closure by the Russian Department of Education. Pray a godly director would be appointed to this organization and that it would be allowed to remain open.
Monday, April 10
Pray for the nation of Turkey. Pray that in the increased turbulence and instability in the nation since 2015 would draw people to Christ. Pray that his people would awaken to the great harvest at hand instead of being frightened by difficult circumstances.
Tuesday, April 11
Pray for increasing collaborative efforts among different teams throughout the OC Global Alliance in Europe. Pray for good communication and ability to serve one another.
Wednesday, April 12
Pray for the work happening with Foursquare churches in the Philippines. Praise the Lord that church planting training in one of their districts led to 136 new churches!
Thursday, April 13
Pray for the women’s ministry Julia’s Hope as it seeks to empower women in Asia and draw them closer to the love and hope of Jesus Christ.
Friday, April 14
Pray for increased unity in the Evangelical church in Romania. The Enemy is attacking the church in this way, leading to distrust between denominations, which then leads to poor communication and little to know church growth. Pray these barriers would be broken by the Holy Spirit.
Saturday, April 15
Pray the Lord would provide direction for Near Frontiers as it seeks work with the American church in reaching immigrants and refugees.
Sunday, April 16
Pray for the United States Mobilization Center and the organizational development team as it seeks to implement changes and priorities in the 2020 Strategic Plan while monitoring the global political, economic, and social contexts.
Monday, April 17
Pray for workers who need visa situations resolved in order to continue ministry in various countries.
Tuesday, April 18
Praise the Lord for the multitudes of people he is drawing to himself in a nation in Southeast Asia. Pray for wisdom for workers there as they support these local ministries and new believers.
Wednesday, April 19
Praise the Lord for the open doors of ministry Oswaldo and Sirley are experiencing among Brazilians in the southeastern part of the U.S. Pray God would use them as his instruments to bring increased spiritual health to pastoral couples and their churches.
Thursday, April 20
Pray for E as she visits OC workers in Southeast Asia throughout this month. Pray the Lord would give her good health and spiritual sensitivity in caring for these people and families.
Friday, April 21
Pray for Doug as he leads a pastor’s retreat in Natal, Brazil. Pray this time would be one of encouragement for these leaders.
Saturday, April 22
Pray for C & J as they travel throughout Asia to encourage workers in the area. Pray for wisdom sensitivity in every place and in every interaction.
Sunday, April 23
Pray for workers who are dealing with major health issues. Pray for a peace that passes understanding for these workers and their families.
Monday, April 24
Pray for Lifeworkx as it partners with Radooga Ministries in leadership development for Radooga staff, but also in an event for parents of campers for Jamm camps. This is a new event for Radooga and Lifeworkx, and Radooga’s first attempt to reach out to parents of campers.
Tuesday, April 25
Pray for workers who are planning home assignments for the summer or the next year. Being stateside means juggling schedules, visits with partners, family and friends. Pray for strength, stamina, health, and quality meetings for these workers.
Wednesday, April 26
Pray for the Latina Women’s Retreat in Malaga, Spain. Pray for these women to be encouraged and feel rested during this time before returning to their ministries.
Thursday, April 27
Praise the Lord for a new Pastoring of Pastoring opportunity in Burkina Faso this summer. Praise the Lord that more pastors and pastoral couples are being ministered to.
Friday, April 28
Praise the Lord that He has raised up two Brazilian couples to join T & C in their ministry to care for, encourage, and mentor Brazilian workers serving in difficult places.
Saturday, April 29
Pray for members of the International Ministries Team as the join Hilltop Community Church in a “way-makers” conference. This mission conference will be a unique opportunity to amplify the vision of possibilities for “way-makers” to help advance the cause of the gospel among the nations.
Sunday, April 30
Pray the Lord would bring more workers into his Harvest. Luke 10:2 “He told them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.’”
Prayer Focus for April 2017
This month's prayer focus is the Global Alliance. One Challenge in the U.S. is one part of the greater OC Global Alliance, a coalition of 11 global sending centers established in 2010. These global sending centers partner together by sharing resources and experience to advance God's kingdom work.
Although separate, Global Alliance members commit to a shared vision, mission, strategy, and values and choose to work alongside one another around the world. God is blessing this global collaboration...
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Make a global impact in 2017!
Would you like to give to support the One Challenge Global Alliance? Many of the Global Alliance members do ministry on a shoe-string budget and don't have funds to travel to meetings. If the Lord is calling you to help get workers to the May meetings, you can donate online using the designated “project” area with the notation: 830491 OC Global Alliance Malaga.
Partnering & Bridge Building
One Challenge is an international mission sending agency empowering local church ministry in more than 100 countries around the world. We serve, equip, and connect the body of Christ to advance God’s kingdom among all people. We engage in strategic partnerships out of a conviction that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
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.