Pray

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, September 29
Pray for more Harvesters to join as His laborers around the world. “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Luke 10:2

Saturday, September 30
Praise the Lord for the workers who have joined the United States Mobilization Center in September. We are thankful for these men and women!

Sunday, October 1
Pray for OC Board member Decio and his family as they recover from the recent hurricane that devastated Puerto Rico. Pray for the country as it seeks to rebuild during this tragedy.

Monday, October 2
Pray for the International Ministries Team retreat happening this week. Pray God’s anointing on this gathering as team members share their personal & ministry journeys.

Tuesday, October 3
Pray for Karen as she is attending Teach Beyond Global board meetings. Pray the Lord would give discernment to Teach Beyond and that He would use Karen to strengthen educational ministries.

Wednesday, October 4
Pray for Dinah, an OC Africa associate as he continues church planting efforts in Madagascar. The goal is to train 300 church planters to start 3,000 new churches with the hopes of growing 30,000 disciple-making disciples. Pray for wisdom and resources to multiply generations of trainers and coaches.

Thursday, October 5
Pray for the organizers of the Mission-Net Congress, an Urbana-style event bringing together nearly 2,000 youth, happening at the end of the year. Many OC workers in Europe are involved in this movement to challenge young people to live missionally wherever God calls them.

Friday, October 6
Pray for “The Base” student ministry in Zimbabwe. Pray university students would be drawn to this ministry who are seeking truth and that “The Base” would have life-changing impact.

Saturday, October 7
Pray for our workers who serve in the East as they meet for a renewing retreat. Pray all would be able to attend and that it would be a good time of team building and vision casting.

Sunday, October 8
Pray for leaders of Julia’s Hope, a women’s ministry in Asia, as they seek discernment in the best ways to move forward in this growing ministry.

Monday, October 9
Pray for the start of the school year for the Global Partners Missionary School in Ukraine. Pray for God’s provision for 20 students, for the staff, and for church support for this 7-month training.

Tuesday, October 10
Praise the Lord for the 285 delegates from 85 churches that attended a church planter training in Thailand. May the Lord bless the discipling efforts of these leaders.

Wednesday, October 11
Pray for the Partners in Missions national meetings taking place in Europe. Mihai will represent OC Romania in these discussions.

Thursday, October 12
Pray for Sepal USA as they seek opportunities for ministry in Florida. Pray for wisdom in making the right decisions on where to be involved in reaching Latinos and mobilizing Spanish and Portuguese speaking believers for kingdom impact.

Friday, October 13
Pray for our One Challenge leaders as they deepen connections with global networks, agency leaders, foundations, major donors, seminaries and, churches.

Saturday, October 14
Pray for the One Challenge Finance Department as they finish the end of the fiscal year processes. This is an intensive process that takes a lot of focus and energy.

Sunday, October 15
Pray for Jay and Sarah as they minister and seek opportunities to minister to current Christian leaders and help build a new generation of godly, Biblical leaders in Southern Africa.

Monday, October 16
Pray for OC’s Europe area teams as they look for ways to work better together with churches and ministries throughout Europe who are meeting the needs of immigrant and refugees.

Tuesday, October 17
Praise the Lord for the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in Kiev, where nearly 400,000 were in attendance! Pray the people in Kiev would respond to the gospel.

Wednesday, October 18
Praise the Lord for fruitful teacher training in South Africa. Barbara and Jenny facilitated three workshop for teachers who are committed to teaching children spiritual truths from God’s Word.

Thursday, October 19
Pray for teammates in a Southeast Asian nation who are dealing with many health concerns. As these workers serve in a Muslim context, the battle may be on a spiritual level as well as a physical one. Pray for physical healing and daily spiritual encouragement.

Friday, October 20
Pray for workers in Turkey whose presence in the country may be put in jeopardy due to new visa agreements between Turkey and the U.S. Pray the Lord’s hand would direct workers and officials who are dealing with their visa cases.

Saturday, October 21
Pray for the Philippine Challenge team in the Southern islands as the seek to move to a new office within a year. Pray for the funds needed for the move and to use the new location to bless their community.

Sunday, October 22
Pray for Sepal (OC in Brazil) as they seek a new executive director to coordinate overseas ministries of 100 Brazilian workers. Pray God will direct clearly to His choice.

Monday, October 23
Pray for OC Africa Associate Mario as he facilitates the “South to North Partnership,” which seeks to mobilize believers in Southern Africa to reach out to peoples in West and North Africa.

Tuesday, October 24
Pray for the 1,000 students who attended Mission China 2030 conference. Pray for the many who made commitments to serve in cross-cultural ministry.

Wednesday, October 25
Pray for an OC associate couple who recently launched a new radio and TV studio to reach the Muslim world with the gospel.

Thursday, October 26
Pray for Dave as he seeks coaches to join Missional Challenge. Pray God will direct and give wisdom in this process.

Friday, October 27
Pray for OC workers around the world who are in a state of transition. Pray for spiritual encouragement during this time.

Prayer Focus for October 2017

This month's prayer focus is on Near Frontiers, a subsidiary of One Challenge. Near Frontiers desires to see the body of Christ in all its diversity united in making disciples of all peoples. So what’s its slice of that pie? It exists to partner within the diverse body of Christ to stimulate intercultural unity and gospel transformation among diaspora and under-served peoples...

Near Frontiers

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Church Planting & Growth
One Challenge is an international mission sending agency empowering local church ministry in more than 100 countries around the world. We invest in people and opportunities that enable churches to be planted, thrive, grow, and multiply. When invited by local leaders, OC conducts training for church planters and those interested in learning about disciple-making movements.


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From the Pastor's Pen

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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.

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