Have you ever thought about electricity? We all encounter the result of electricity everyday. We see light from a light bulb, feel the breeze of a roaring fan, or gain information from a glowing “Open” sign. However, not many of us ever think about the process of creating and distributing electricity. It requires blazing heat, powerful wind, or rushing water in huge structures or areas of land, only to then travel through miles and miles of cords and wires. While this behind-the-scenes process may be easy to overlook, without it we would never have the power electricity provides. Prayer for missions is the same way. While prayer may often be unseen, it is not lacking influence or impact. In fact, often, it is the very thing that fuels the life change that is happening all around the world.
The best part? Praying is a way that every single Christian can get involved in missions. Jesus gave us the Great Commission, telling us to go into “all the world and make disciples of all nations” (Mt. 28:19, 20). He also told us that when we accomplish this task the end will come (Mt. 24:14)! Global Frontier Missions knows that intercessory prayer is a way all believers can get in on the action. We believe prayer will be foundational for seeing the unreached people groups of the world experience God’s glory and see disciple making movements started around the world.
To equip you to pray even more targeted prayers, we have provided the following resources for you. We hope they will enable you, your family, your small group, and your church to be praying for the nations on a regular basis. Ask the Lord of the harvest to send more laborers into the harvest field (Lk. 10:2), but don’t be surprised if while you are praying, you end up being the first one that feels the call to go! (Lk. 10:3)
[+] Prayer Guard provides an online prayer tour focused on 6,900 unreached people groups.
[+] Joshua Project has an unreached people group of the day that you can get on your website, inbox, rss feed, or iphone as a great reminder to stand in the gap for those that have never heard. Each unreached people group has a profile listing excellent cultural, historical, and religious background on the group as well as specific prayer requests. We highly recommend getting signed up to receive the unreached people group of the day!
[+] Operation World is probably the best resource for praying systematically country by country. You can pray for the country of the day using the book, the CD-ROM, or the website. Consider doing it with your family during mealtime.
[+] Global Prayer Digest is a unique devotional booklet. Each day it gives a glimpse of what God is doing around the world, and what still remains to be done. Condensed missionary stories, biblical challenges, urgent reports, and exciting descriptions of unreached peoples provide a digest of rich fuel for your own times of prayer for the world.
[+] Ethne has some great prayer insights concerning unreached people groups and resources on a variety of prayer methods.
Sign up for the GFM E-bulletin or follow us on facebook to join our prayer team and get up-to-date praise reports, news, and prayer requests so that you can be praying specifically for our work among unreached people groups as well. Prayer warriors that are really willing to stand in the gap for our staff, students, interns, short-term mission trip participants, and people we are reaching out to are vital. We would be honored if you would join our team.