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
Friday, December 1
Pray for Dave, David, and Joseph as they finish training in a southeast Asian nation. Pray these 20 pastors will be encouraged and blessed by the time. Pray implementation of their training would go well.
Saturday, December 2
Pray for Jon, Matt, and Brooke as they continue to adjust to work in Spain. Pray for opportunities for all three to share the gospel with the people in their communities.
Sunday, December 3
Pray for Faith Academy in Manila, Philippines and its 2022 Challenge, which is to provide free tuition for children of mission workers. Pray for qualified teachers and financial partners to join in this challenge.
Monday, December 4
Pray for Bonnie and Kathie as they plan an online women’s retreat for One Challenge mission workers. Pray for wisdom and guidance in how to best serve OC’s global mission workers through the retreat.
Tuesday, December 5
Pray for renters to fill vacant spaces in OC’s Colorado Springs building. Also, pray for the continued construction happening in the building.
Wednesday, December 6
Many OC workers have welcome new children and grandchildren into their families this year. We praise the Lord for these next generations! Pray these children would follow in the faith of their parents and grandparents.
Thursday, December 7
Praise the Lord for the 75,000 sports leaders who have been trained and that the gospel has been shared with over a million people since the Ready Set Go multiplication kit was released two years ago.
Friday, December 8
Pray the Lord would empower OC workers and teams as they ask how God is at work, then assist the body of Christ to bring God’s transformation to lives, communities, and nations.
Saturday, December 9
Pray for local leadership at a leprosy care center in Asia. Pray they will be proficient not only in their medical work but also in discerning in the spiritual needs of the patients and their family members.
Sunday, December 10
Pray for Joel as he participates in a major mission conference in Kiev. Pray the messages of the conference will touch the hearts of the participants and for some to be interested in the mission training school Joel runs.
Monday, December 11
Visas continue be an issue for many of our workers. Pray for favor from government officials and that the needed visas will come through so our workers can do the kingdom work to which God has called them.
Tuesday, December 12
Praise the Lord for a recent global mission conference where 300 people from 43 countries joined together to pray about the future of worldwide mobilization for work among Muslims.
Wednesday, December 13
In the city of Istanbul, with over 20 million people, only 2,000 Turks are believers. Pray with us that the Lord would bring more Turks to himself and that the mission workers there would see 2,000 new believer groups across the city.
Thursday, December 14
Pray for the work of our partners in Canada – Outreach Canada. Pray the Lord would bring nominal Canadian Christians to deeper faith and that he would draw new believers to himself. Pray for Craig and the team there as the seek the Lord’s guidance for Outreach Canada’s ministries.
Friday, December 15
Pray for Karl and Jenny in South Africa as they continue to work with Chinese believers in the country. Pray for the work happening to plan a workshop happening early next year.
Saturday, December 16
Pray for our OC MKs who will be spending the Christmas holidays away from their families. Pray the Lord will give them a sense of his purpose and his loving care during this Christmas season.
Sunday, December 17
Pray for R. as he is helping with a Security Training and Crisis Management workshop, both help for workers mobilizing East Asia. Pray for wisdom and a good training.
Monday, December 18
Praise the Lord for the 6,800 disciple-making groups and churches planted in Madagascar. Pray for Dinah as he continues to work with church planters reaching to the edges of the the island.
Prayer Focus for December 2017
This month's prayer focus is on how believers around the world celebrate Christmas in unique ways, many defined by culture and tradition.
Whether it's creating an elaborate nativity, feeding the hungry, or shooting off fireworks, we all celebrate the reason for the season ... Jesus Christ our Lord.
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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.