How to pray for missionaries and their children

missionariesYou want to pray for our missionaries, but you’re not sure where to start? Here are some tips from the Covenant Department of World Missions.

On Sunday

  • Pray for our missionaries’ relationship with God.
  • Warm personal devotions
  • Growth in spiritual lifeDiscernment of God’s leading
  • Awareness of God’s power
  • Protection from temptation and sin
  • Pray for our missionaries’ children’s relationship with God.
  • Acceptance of Christ as personal Savior
  • Spiritual growth
  • Personal devotional life
  • Protection from temptation and sin
  • Fellowship with other Christian kids and adults

On Monday

  • Pray for our missionaries’ spiritual and emotional health.
  • Physical strength, good health
  • Freedom from depression and loneliness
  • Wise financial management
  • Personal and family safety
  • Time to smell the flowers
  • Pray for our missionaries’ children’s relationship with family.
  • Acceptance of parent’s call and work
  • Open communications with parents
  • Love and happiness and trust in the family
  • Affirmation received from parents and siblings

On Tuesday

  • Pray for our missionaries’ family life.
  • Healthy marriages
  • Parenting skills, happy children
  • Open communication in the home
  • Older parents at home
  • Pray for our missionaries’ children’s friends and school.
  • Good school situation
  • If boarding school, relations with dorm parents, kids
  • If home schooling, able to learn and sustain interest
  • Compatible friends, playmates, activities

On Wednesday

  • Pray for our missionaries’ communication needs.
  • Fluency in the language, ability to communicate
  • Cultural adaptation and understanding
  • Relationship with office and home churches
  • Pray for our missionaries’ children’s adopted country.
  • Ease in language learning
  • Friendships with nationals
  • Appreciation of local culture and activities
  • Church participation with enjoyment

On Thursday

  • Pray for our missionaries’ effective ministry.
  • Open doors for witness and evangelism
  • Responsive hearers
  • Best use of time
  • Pray for our missionaries’ children’s safety and health.
  • Protection from accidents and diseases
  • Protection for dangerous situations
  • Peace, stability, and integrity of local government
  • Ability to trust God when crises arise

On Friday

  • Pray for our missionaries’ relationships with coworkers.
  • Honesty and openess
  • Affirmation, appreciation of others
  • Submission to one another in love
  • A sense of humor
  • Pray for our missionaries’ children’s home assignment years.
  • Dealing with changes and loss
  • Fitting in to school, church
  • Finding friends for one year

On Saturday

  • Pray for our missionaries’ adopted country.
  • Political situation and economic conditions
  • Issues of wealth and poverty
  • Relationship with government, visas
  • Spiritual battles
  • Strong national church
  • Need for new missionaries
  • Pray for our missionaries’ children’s reentry to home country.
  • Supportive relationships with parents absent
  • Choosing the right school, job, or profession
  • Resisting temptation
  • Handling finances, other matters with maturity
  • Overcoming loneliness