Seven Ways To Pray For Your Missionaries
1. Pray for open doors.
“Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving; praying at the same time for us as well, that God will open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned (Colossians 4:2-3, NASB).
2. Pray for boldness in witness.
“And pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel” (Ephesians 6:19, NASB).
3. Pray that God’s Word will spread.
“Finally, brethren, pray for us that the word of the Lord will spread rapidly and be glorified, just as it did also with you” (2 Thes. 3:1, NASB).
4. Pray for protection.
“And that we will be rescued from perverse and evil men; for not all have faith” (2 Thessalonians 3:2, NASB).
5. Pray for their ministry.
“That I may be rescued from those who are disobedient in Judea, and that my service for Jerusalem may prove acceptable to the saints” (Romans 15:31, NASB).
6. Pray for God’s guidance.
“So that I may come to you in joy by the will of God” Romans 15:32, NASB).
7. Pray for refreshment.
“And find refreshing rest in your company” (Romans 15:32, NASB).
This post originally appeared on the ACTION International website: www.actioninternational.org.
This article appeared in the Summer 2012 edition of EPM's quarterly magazine, Eternal Perspectives.