During Missions Emphasis week 2020, please consider adding the following prayers to your own personal prayers and the prayers of your household.

General Missions
Lord our God, loving Father,
we humbly pray to you
for our beloved missionaries,
heralds of the Gospel.
May our prayers reach their hearts
that they may feel our love,
our strength,
our faith.
May our prayers reach their hearts
that they continue
with your zeal
the mission you entrust them with.

Lord of the harvest, protect your workers.
Shield them from: danger, disease, deceit, delusion, divisions, diversions, denial, and demonic oppression.
Keep them hopeful in times of disappointment and discouragement – those unavoidable realities that build character and faith.
Give them determination to glorify you, whatever the cost. Amen.

Open doors can’t be taken for granted. Many missionaries work in countries that are difficult to access or in areas that are resistant to the gospel. But open doors include more than just access to nations and people groups. Individuals’ hearts also need to be open and receptive to God’s truth.
Pray … That God will open doors of ministry, blessing partnerships and friendships.

Missionaries are regular people who fear pain and rejection as much as anyone else. When faced with opposition, they need God’s strength to help them stand firm.
Pray … That they will have boldness to overcome the fear of embarrassment or failure.

Obstacles must be removed to allow God’s Word to spread rapidly and freely, and missionaries need the strength to continue on in the face of opposition or difficulties. Just as Aaron and Hur supported Moses’ arms in the battle against the Amalekites (Exodus 17:12), you can strengthen the arms of missionaries by supporting them through your prayers.
Pray … For strength and stamina as missionaries encounter antagonistic spiritual forces

In some countries, missionaries may be exposed to the possibility of danger and personal harm. Opposition to the gospel may include hatred and violence.
Pray … That God will keep missionaries safe.

It’s important to rely on God for all aspects of ministry — especially during times of great difficulty, so that efforts will produce fruit and ultimately a harvest will be gathered.
Pray … That God will provide strength and perseverance when their ministry seems to be fruitless.

Many missionaries travel frequently, both nationally and internationally. Their modes of transportation may vary from airplanes to buses, to canoes and motorbikes, and everything in between.
Pray … For protection and provision during travel.

Missionaries deal with many of the same stresses you face in life, like overwhelming workloads, conflicts in relationships and financial uncertainties. Often, however, missionaries struggle with these issues alone, without the fellowship and support of other Christians. Living and working cross-culturally adds an additional element that can challenge their emotional, spiritual and physical vitality.
Pray … For restoration — physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually — that can only be found in Jesus.

Prayer for the Persecuted Church
Heavenly Father,
we ask that You would make us ever mindful of our brothers and sisters around the world
who need us to stand with them.
For those who are tortured both in body and mind,
give them the grace to endure
and to see their suffering as part of following in Christ’s footsteps.
Merciful God,
for those who are martyred because of their love for You,
may they truly the power of Jesus’ resurrection
and the fellowship of sharing in His sufferings,
becoming like Him in His death.
Father God,
for those who are widowed and orphaned
may they know the comfort that comes from Your promised presence
even when they walk through the valley.
Prayer for the Navajo Nation
Lord of the Universe, Father of all nations,
We pray for our brothers and sisters in Navajo Nation.
We ask for jobs and employment so they may escape poverty.
We ask for wholesome activity so they may escape alcoholism.
We ask for hope so they may anticipate a new future.
We pray that Jesus would come into their lives.
Partners in Ministry
Brisben Center
Child Evangelism Fellowship
Intervarsity at Mary Washington
Living Water Community Clinic
Kelly and Vicki Hoodikoff
MergeLane Media
Shared Hope International.
Teen Challenge/Beauty for Ashes
ThriVe Women’s Healthcare

Supported Ministries
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Go to Nations (Dr Bruce and Ching Behnken)
Kairos Global (Nick and Joy Molleck in Indonesia)
Mission Sending Service (Eric and Annie Pilson)
Victory 1:27
SEND (Noelle Kubinec)
Link Across (Clay and Ruth Buttemere)
SAFE (Services to Abused Families)
Wycliffe Bible Translators (Debbie Hatfield)
Scriptures for Mission
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nation, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Mt 28:19)
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (Gal 6:9)
I am the Lord, I have called you to righteousness. I will also hold you by the hand and watch over you, and I will appoint you as a covenant to the people, as a light to the nations. (Is 42:6)
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. (1 Peter 4:10)
For so the Lord has commanded us, saying, I have made you a light to the Gentiles, that you ,may bring salvation to the ends of the earth. (Acts 13:47)
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name , he may give it to you. (John 15:16)
The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few, therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. (Luke 10:2)