It's obvious but often overlooked. Missions and missionaries depend on prayer support.
OSCAR's Mission Organisations Directory can put you in touch with missions who will gladly supply you with fuel for prayer and have you join their ministry in this way.
You can also pray for any request on our community prayer wall at http://oscaractive.ning.com/group/prayerwall
Alternatively, you can pray for individual missionary's needs through the following sites.
Eddie Arthur, former UK Director of Wycliffe Bible Translators, recently produced an A5 printable booklet 'Praying for Missionaries' which is available to download for FREE.
Other online guides to Praying for Mission or Mission workers include:
24-7 Prayer24-7 is an online prayer facility that links up many prayer groups across the world and offers a dynamic opportunity to be involved in worldwide prayer.
DPI - Photo Prayer CardsDPI offers professional quality prayer cards at ministry budget prices. They custom design each prayer card with lots of individual attention so that you can have a quality tool for your prayer team with out breaking your budget. Online designing and ordering is available, as well as samples, prices and contact information.
Fellowship of Faith for the MuslimsFFM is an international fellowship of Christians who have a burden or close links with the Muslim world. It was founded in 1915, and ever since then has maintained its emphasis on praying for Muslims world wide. To facilitate this prayer material is sent out around the world, so that more people are praying for Muslims, and to increase the interest and vision for them.
Global Connections 'World Prayer Map'The Global Connections website includes a map with some information for prayer, and there is a world mission news summary in printed form which is updated bi-monthly.
icommittopray.comA place to gather and pray for the persecuted church. Read prayer requests from around the world and post your own prayers specifically for your brothers and sisters who are being persecuted. Hosted by The Voice of the Martyrs.
Missionary Photo ServiceMPS prints Photo Prayer Cards. They have been printing the most affordable, high quality photo prayer cards for over ten years. They ship world wide and offer more choices than any other manufacturer. Their service is fast and the prices are low! They offer fully digitally produced prayer cards as well as the traditional ones made from negatives. They print photo bookmarks and business cards as well.
Operation WorldOperation World, the definitive prayer guide to mission work throughout the world, now posts the current daily prayer focus online.
Prayer AlertPrayer-Alert is a Christian initiative to encourage, envision and mobilise prayer across the British Isles and Ireland. It is a carefully researched weekly e-mail providing guidelines for prayer relating to the British Isles and Ireland as well as for Europe and the rest of the world. Items are drawn from a wide range of reliable Christian and secular sources. Prayer-Alert is a partnership project of the Prayer Association of British Isles and Ireland.
Praying for MissionariesDernier Publishing produce 'Prayer - just do it!' booklets; one in the series is Praying for Missionaries. Missionaries value our prayers so much. Many supporters have a genuine desire to pray but run out of words! These little booklets give 30 biblical prayer pointers, so anyone can just pray!
Prayer VisionWe exist to serve God, and we hope to do this by drawing the hearts of men and women toward a greater prayerful focus on the unstoppable advance of Christ's Kingdom on the earth—that bigger story that eclipses and defines our own. More than that, we hope to inform God's Church about the incredible things God is doing all around the world.
World Prayer CentreThe World Prayer Centre is part of the new thing that God is doing around the world. As the Church begins to strategise and think globally, so we must pray globally. A united and consistent flow of strategic prayer is needed now:
• to open the way for us to reach the remaining peoples of the world who have not yet heard the good news of Jesus
• to equip the church to reach out with love and grace to a hurting society
• to enable us to meet, with the authority of Christ, the challenges and opportunities of national and international power structures
• to strengthen the Church to meet its end-time calling
Tel: 0121 633 7393
Prayer CentralA US based site all about prayer, including for world and mission concerns.