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Keep reading to learn more about prayer and how it can impact your life.

What is prayer?

So, what is prayer? Prayer in its simplest form is conversation with God. Prayer allows us to express our feelings and needs and thanks to our father in heaven, and also allows us to hear God speak into our lives.

Why pray?

Because God asks us to! Think about trying to have a relationship with someone you never talk to, or listen to. How healthy would that relationship be?

Time in prayer brings us closer to God and aligns our hearts with his heart. The more time you spend with Jesus in this way, the more like him you will become.

How to pray

Prayer is much simpler than we make it out to be in our own heads. It doesn’t take a PhD or ordination to do it. It just takes a willing heart and a decision to start. If you’ve never prayed before, remember, it’s just a conversation!


         Guide to Prayer for Missionaries:

  • The Missionary Calling. God commands every Christian to pray that God will send new missionaries throughout the world. Ask God to reach into your local church and motivate believers to present themselves for full-time missionary service (Matt. 9:38).
  • Spiritual Needs. Missionaries are real people who need God’s daily grace over sin and circumstances. This need supersedes anything physical or financial (Col. 1:10-12).
  • Family Life. The cultural challenges of a foreign field can place tremendous strain on a marriage and family. The husband needs wisdom to perceive and address these needs (Eph. 6:4; 1 Pet. 3:7).
  • Adaptation. Missionaries need a Holy Spirit-driven attitude toward their new culture. They need victory over pride, bias, and prejudice if they are to compassionately reach lost souls for Christ (1 Cor. 6:11; 9:19-23).
  • Fruitfulness in Ministry. Faithful labor is not enough to reach souls and establish churches. Ask God to keep the missionary a vessel fit for the Master’s use. Pray for God’s power upon their life and ministry (Jn. 15:5; 2 Thess. 3:1).
  • Prayer Requests. Don’t fail to pray for specific requests. Each missionary has their own set of needs at any given time. These generally fall into the categories of health, finances, family, and ministry activities (Col. 1:9).