How to Pray for a Missionary
One of the biggest Ministries that you can do for us is to PRAY for us!
We need prayer warriors interceding for the ministry.
Sunday – Spiritual Life
The missionary must stay close to God.
-Busyness and neglect will cause the personal relationship with Christ to suffer.
-Satan fights the work of the missionary.
Monday – Money
The missionary must be a wise steward of the money that God has given him for ministry.
-He is responsible for the ministry expenses.
-He needs a reliable vehicle and safe home.
-High fuel costs, traveling expenses, currency exchange rate, etc.
Tuesday – Temptations
The devil wants the missionary off the field.
-He may be tempted to be inactive.
-He may be tempted to quit due to discouragement.
-He may be tempted to be impure.
Wednesday – Witness
There are many barriers to the missionary spreading the Gospel.
-The field may have many languages.
-The missionary may have to confront the teachings of the culture.
-The missionary needs to be able to spread the Gospel quickly and effectively.
Thursday – Team Members
Friction can develop between different missionaries.
-They need to be able to get along without compromising.
-They need to be able to work together toward the same goals.
Friday – Family
The missionary’s spouse and children are important and have special needs.
-Raising a family, preparing food, dealing with a different culture…
-The children grow up in a foreign country with unique problems and pressures.
Saturday – Safety
Travel while on deputation or furlough, and on the foreign field.
-Laws in some countries can be unfavorable.
-Life expectancy on many fields is far less than the U.S.