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.

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Daily Prayer Points

January 1
Happy New Year!
OC’s 2023 theme is “Momentum: moving with God in our changing world.” Inspired by how Paul pioneered the gospel in Athens, our theme verse is: “For in him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28).

January 2
Pray
for Amber (CAMENA) and her family as they deal with sudden adjustment to their lives.

January 3
Pray for MKs who are in the senior year of school as they are making choices about colleges and gap year programs.

January 4
Pray
with our families to be healthy after the holidays and that ministry may prosper.

January 5
Please pray
for our workers as they follow the Lord in writing their 2023 ministry objectives in new ways flowing from the October Leadership Conference.

January 6
Tim and Annette
(International Missions Team) have launched a Spanish-language online course, “Identity and Teens in the Age of Avatar.” Pray that it will help youth leaders and parents guide teens through the turbulent waters of identity.

January 7
Today, the world mourns. On January 7, 2023, beloved Laura E (OC Europe Area Director) went to be with Jesus. Let's offer a cascade of prayer for her family, their OC team, the larger Malaga community, OC colleagues across Europe, and OC Global Alliance members worldwide. Thousands of people have been touched by Laura’s life.

January 8
Eric
(US-MC) is praising the Lord that disciples are being made and new churches are being planted in Asia.

January 9
Pray
for our mission workers who are facing difficulties due to inflation and the weakening of our currency. May God sustain them emotionally, physically, and relationally.

January 10
Pray
for JD and Jenny and family (Asia) as well as our other associates in East Asia for strength, endurance, wisdom, creativity, and a deepened sense of purpose for presence there.

January 11
Pray
with Jay and Sarah (Zimbabwe) as they ask for prayer that life-giving rains will come to their country.

January 12
Dave and Sandy (Asia) report the churches in this group of trainees now have 1,607 new believers in Outreach Bible Studies!

January 13
Andrea (Asia) continues to ask for prayer that Mountainview School would find a qualified candidate for the Head of School position she is leaving.

January 14
Pray
with the OC families around the world who are expecting new babies into their family, and for the patience, strength and wisdom for the newborns and their parents.

January 15
Bob (Asia) asks for prayer for the planning of a first-ever youth missions conference in his city.

January 16
Gill (US-MC) is thankful for a good trip to Asia with Josh (Guatemala) and connections with two field teams, local church planters and pastors. May much fruit result. 

January 17
Pray with Ronald (Asia) as he trains and equips others for ministry in Universities, Bible Schools and Seminaries. Pray also for plans to help with training to start businesses to provide for local workers. 

January 18
Pray with Sepal Brazil for the goal of growing 30% per year over the next four years in the number of missionaries. 

January 19
Praise the Lord with Lynn (Near Frontiers) in thanking God for the good attitudes that his little leaguers have had despite a tough losing season. The guys enjoyed the game, the blue skies and green grass even in the midst of losses. 

January 20
Dave (Sports Ambassadors) asks us to please pray the Lord raises up coaches with a kingdom mindset to serve short term and/or long term. 

January 21
Pray for the gatherings of pastors and leaders that we are promoting in May 2023 (300 participants) and September 2023 (2000 participants). 

January 22
Pray for Sepal president, Paulo and our executive board. Pray for all the leaders within Sepal, highlighting Arlete and Teresa, responsible for worker care. 

January 23
Sepal Brazil is ending this year with 25 new workers by the grace of God. Pray for adequate funding. 

January 24
Pray for the retreat for our workers in Brazil, in May 2023, and outside Brazil, in Spain, in July 2023, that it will be a time of great communion and renewal. 

January 25
Pray for revival in the U.S. church evidenced by biblical flourishing within and outward fruitfulness in their communities and world. 

January 26 
Pray for the U.S. Mobilization Center as we explore ways to serve churches and organizations in ways that bless Colorado Springs. 

January 27
Pray for James (Philippines) as they are seeing large shifts in their family. 

January 28
Join Dave E (Global Sports Ministries) in praying for coaches to fill a huge opportunity in Nicaragua to help with several basketball clubs. 

January 29
Pray with Steve (Global Ministries) as he unpacks the weeks he spent with the leaders in Asia. 

Happy New Year from One Challenge

OC’s 2023 theme is “Momentum: moving with God in our changing world.” Inspired by how Paul pioneered the gospel in Athens, our theme verse is: “For in him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28).

Thank you for joining us in prayer for OC workers around the world.

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Momentum – Moving with God in Our Changing World

Momentum is a powerful force in nature and in life. Imagine an avalanche cascading down a mountain slope or a cyclist propelled downhill by the force of gravity. Even better, think of a crew team slicing through the water as they row in cadence together. Momentum intensifies forward motion.

Momentum Moves
Last fall, 100 OC leaders gathered from around the globe to discern how God is uniquely moving in our world today. We celebrated kingdom accelerators such as explosive disciple-making movements, the growth of Christianity in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and the surge in majority world missions.

God met with us. Propelled by his faithfulness over OC’s 70 years, we’re taking aim at the future and leaning boldly into changes needed to stay on the cutting edge. Centering in the flow of God’s global mission, five-year strategic outcomes are guiding us forward.

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