A committed prayer team is vital for our success!
Over the years of ministry we are frequently reminded of the power of prayer and our need for a strong prayer team. If you feel led to be a committed prayer partner with us then we will send you regular prayer and praise updates via e-mail. Just click here to sign up. We have also included some resources to help you pray below.
Links to Prayer Resources on the Wycliffe's website: How to pray for missionaries and Praying for Bible-less people
30 simple ways to pray for us, other missionaries, or anyone.
The below prayer guide was adapted from: On Mission magazine, Fall 2007 issue
1. Focus on God
Pray for us to stay focused on God and His plans above all else.
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided to you (Matthew 6:33)
2. Faithful Bible Study
Pray for us to spend much time in the Word and ask God to give us discernment.
Be diligent to present yourselves approved to God, a worker who doesn’t need to be ashamed, correctly teaching the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15).
3. Confession and repentance
Pray for us to regularly seek examination by God and to repent from any errors that have crept into our lives.
Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my concerns. See if there is any offensive way in me; lead me in the everlasting way (Psalm 139:23-24).
Pray for us to have a spirit of humility and to willingly ask God for wisdom in carrying out our assignment.
Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously and without criticizing, and it will be given to him (James 1:5).
Pray for us to be so renewed by God’s Word that no sin will have dominion over us.
Make my steps steady through Your promise; don’t let sin dominate me (Psalm 119:133)
Pray for boldness in the us to share when prompted.
Pray also for me, that the message may be given to me when I open my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel (Ephesians 6:19).
Ask God to help us recognize our need for weekly rest away from ministry responsibilities.
He said to them, ‘Come away by yourselves to a remote place and rest a while’ (Mark 6:31).
8. Guard the treasure
Pray for us to stay focused on the gospel of Jesus Christ and not be distracted by issues of the day.
Hold on to the pattern of sound teaching that you have heard from me in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. Guard, through the Holy Spirit who lives in us, that good thing entrusted to you (2 Timothy 1:13-14).
9. Give glory to God
Ask God to empower us to point people to Jesus and not seek undue recognition for ourselves.
In the same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven (Matthew 5:16).
10. Dependence on God
Pray for us to model a life of dependence on God.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in all your ways, and he will guide you on the right paths (Proverbs 3:5-6).
11. Gracious speech
Ask God to give us the grace to know how to respond to each person.
Your speech should always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you should answer each person (Colossians 4:6).
12. Spirit of unity
Pray for a spirit of unity as we work together and with other ministry partners.
Now may the God of endurance and encouragement grant you agreement with one another according to Christ Jesus (Romans 15:5).
13. Resist temptation
Pray for us to be quick to take the escape God provides when temptation sneaks up on us.
God is faithful and He will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation He will also provide a way of escape, so that you are able to bear it (1 Corinthians 10:13b).
14. Retreat with God
Pray for us to take personal prayer retreats to get our direction from Him.
The Lord God has given Me the tongue of those who are instructed to know how to sustain the weary with a word…He awakens My ear to listen like those being instructed (Isaiah 50:4).
15. Stand firm
Pray for us to stand firm under affliction and to look forward to eternal glory.
For our momentary light affliction is producing for us an absolutely incomparable eternal weight of glory (2 Corinthians 4:17).
16. Daily prayer
Ask God to help us protect our time for prayer and personal mediation in God’s Word.
But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the preaching ministry (Acts 6:4).
17. Devotion to God
Pray for us to maintain our devotion to Christ.
But I fear that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your minds may be corrupted from a complete and pure devotion to Christ (2 Corinthians 11:3).
18. Hear God
Ask God to teach us to hear His voice and follow Him.
The sheep follow him because they recognize his voice (John 10:4).
19. Boast in the Lord
Pray for us to be quick to give God the credit.
So the one who boasts must boast in the Lord (2 Corinthians 10:17).
20. Direction from God
Pray for us to get our direction from the Lord only.
I am the Lord your God, who teaches you for [your] benefit, who leads you in the way you should go (Isaiah 48:17).
Pray for us to give all their anxious thoughts to the God and rest in His peace
Don’t worry about anything, but, in everything through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7).
22. Prayer support
Pray for us to enlist personal prayer support and ask God to call faithful intercessors to respond.
So Peter was kept in prison, but prayer was being made earnestly to God for him by the church (Acts 12:5).
23. Strong marriages
Pray for our marriages to be strong and healthy.
Husbands, in the same way, live with your wives with understanding of their weaker nature yet showing them honor as co-heirs of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered (1 Peter 3:7).
24. Eyes to see like Jesus
Ask God to give us eyes to see as He sees and empower us to love the unlovely, the rejected, and the outcasts as Jesus did.
Man does not see what the Lord sees, for man sees what is visible, but the Lord sees the heart (1 Samuel 16:7b).
25. Express love
Pray for us to model loving God completely and others as themselves.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength (Mark 12:30).
26. Hunger for God
Ask God to give us a hunger and thirst for Him and for His word.
But solid food is for the mature- for those whose sense have been trained to distinguish between good and evil (Hebrews 5:14).
Pray for endurance, stamina, and pacing for us to insure long-term, fruitful ministry.
I pursue as my goal the prize promised by God’s heavenly call in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:14).
28. Team spirit
Ask God to build strong teams among us working together so that He gets the glory.
So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth… for we are God’s co-workers…(1 Corinthians 3:7-9).
Pray for us to love and obey God, and to be known for our dependability to obey regardless of outside pressure.
If you love Me, you will keep My commandments (John 14:15).
30. Sacrifice of holy living
Ask God to empower us to be healthy in mind, body, and spirit.
…I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind…(Romans 12:1-2).
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