"Prayer needs no passport, visa, or work permit. There is no such thing as a 'closed country' as far as prayer is concerned...much of the history of mission could be written in terms of God moving in response to persistent prayer."
God is calling Christians not only to prayer, but also to move with Him through the neighborhoods of their towns, as well as along the sidewalks and paths of the world. Thank you for your willing heart to hear and heed His call to intercede for the world one step at a time.
People many times pray a blanket prayer, “God bless the missionaries!” Many times missionaries can be seen as warriors with an armor of steel that cannot be penetrated. But that armor can become weak and they need us to undergird them with prayer. These are a few things to lift up on their behalf.
- Pray for families back home and the challenges of being separated.
- Pray for the nation and people group where they serve.
- Pray for perseverance with the struggles and frustrations of daily life (lack of water, electricity, and food supplies).
- Pray for families. That Satan will not get a foothold in marriages or in our relationships with their children.
- Pray for their personal walk with the Lord. Pray that they will not grow weary in maturing their faith.
UKRAINE: Prayer for Crimea
Source: Lausanne Global Conversation, March 2, 2014
Ukraine: A nation called to prayer
Events in Ukraine are unfolding rapidly and dramatically. What started as a movement for democracy, resulting in the loss of 100 lives in Kiev's Independence Square and a change in government, quickly turned into a nation's struggle to maintain its independence and sovereignty. Christians across Ukraine are joining in public places to pray daily for a movement of God in this troubled land.
Join us as we travel across Ukraine – from Kiev to the East and back – documenting the sights and sounds of a nation united in prayer.
"I do not want to sound alarmist, but the events in Crimea could become one of the most serious threats to global peace," writes Sad Conradie [Coordinator of the Global Generosity Network and past missionary to Crimea]. "We therefore need God's intervention urgently as only he can give social, political, emotional, and spiritual peace which is so desperately needed in Crimea and the rest of Ukraine at the moment."
- Pray for the new interim Ukrainian president who is a committed Christian and Baptist preacher. He and the rest of the Ukrainian government need tremendous wisdom in the days ahead.
- Pray for the Christians in Crimea that God will protect them but also make them witnesses of reconciliation and peace in the present situation. There are Russian, Ukrainian, and Crimean Tatar Christians who can model reconciliation between the different groups. Pray that Colossians 3:11 will become a visible reality in the Church.
- Pray for a political, economic, and spiritual breakthrough and peace in Crimea. That happened in 1999 when the grievances of the Crimean Tatars had been met the day before the protests could turn violent. Praise God who can do that again!
- Pray for wisdom for Russian, European, and US leaders in how to deal with the tension in Crimea. The Ukrainian government could ask the UK and US governments to help protect its territory according to the 1994 memorandum. That can create a conflict that will not only affect Crimea but the whole region and potentially the whole of Europe.
- In 1914 Europe had been catapulted into war after an incident on the European periphery. Please pray that the same will not happen again 100 years later.
- Pray that God will be glorified in a situation where Satan wants to cause destruction.
» Read full story and download the prayer bulletin which includes some background and information about recent events as well as prayer points.
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