If you’ve signed up to receive newsletters from a missionary, you’ll find plenty of fuel for prayer in their emails. If not, here are some general prayer points you can use anytime:

Relationship with God

  • Awareness of God’s power
  • Consistent and profitable times in prayer and the Word
  • Protection from temptation and sin

Physical and emotional health

  • General health and healing
  • Finances and the cost of living
  • Freedom from loneliness and depression
  • Balancing safety with fruitfulness

Family relationships

  • Healthy marriages/friendships
  • Children
  • Extended family at home
  • Purity and integrity

Effective ministry

  • Fluency in language and communication skills
  • Cultural adaptation and understanding
  • Open doors for evangelism
  • Good use of time

Ministry team dynamics

  • Honesty and openness
  • Submit to one another
  • Appreciate others’ strengths and weaknesses
  • A sense of humour

Host country

  • Political situation and economic conditions
  • Strong national church
  • Precious local peoples
  • Visas
  • Spiritual oppression