The great prayer warrior A. C. Dixon once said,
When we depend upon organizations, we get what organizations can do; when we rely upon education, we get what education can do; when we rely upon eloquence, we get what eloquence can do. And so on. But when we rely upon prayer, we get what God can do.
One of the resounding testimonies shared by people who have spent time overseas with our front-line native missionaries is the tremendous importance that our brothers and sisters place on prayer. When leaving these newfound friends to their work in the mission fields (often among poverty and persecution), our Western visitors frequently ask the question, “What can we do for you?” or “How can we enlist the Western church to help you?” Some might think the reply would be, “We need more resources to enable us to take the Gospel further,” or “We need more training, church buildings, etc.” But in almost every case the answer is the same: “Pray for us.” Of all the things native missionaries could ask for, they ask for our prayers. They have learned that without prayer there is no provision, without prayer there is no protection, and without prayer there is no power.
This Pray page is an honest declaration to you that we need your prayers. More than anything else, the thousands of native missionaries whom we are privileged to serve need your prayers. The three words, “pray, give, go,” are not just a routine and clever logo. They mark the path that leads to genuine and Christ-honoring advocacy. It all begins with prayer.
We invite you to become intercessors for the nations. May God bless you on that journey.
In order to help you start on your journey of praying for native missionaries, we have provided 31 practical prayer requests for these faithful servants of God. Come back every day and find a new request that corresponds with the day of the month. If you would like to download a print version, please visit our Resources Page .
What to Wear?
This is a question missionaries don’t have to ponder for long since many of them don’t have more than one outfit to wear. Pray that God would bless these missionaries and their families with adequate clothing.
Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes… If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much
more will he clothe you — you of little faith! Luke 12:22-23,28