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Seven Prayer Tools

The Apostle Paul provides seven helpful ways to pray for our Christian workers around the world. 

1. Pray for open doors to share Christ

 "Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message..." (Col. 4:2-3, NIV)

2.  Pray for boldness in witnessing

"Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel." (Eph. 6:19 NIV)

3. Pray that the Word of God would spread unhindered

"Finally, dear brothers and sisters, we ask you to pray for us. Pray that the Lord’s message will spread rapidly and be honored wherever it goes..."  (2 Thess. 3:1, NLT)

4. Pray for protection

"Pray, too, that we will be rescued from wicked and evil people, for not everyone is a believer" in the Lord. (2 Thess. 3:2, NLT)

5. Pray that their ministry would be accepted & supported by other Christ-lovers

"Pray ... that my service in Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints there." (Rom. 15:31, NIV)

6. Pray for God's protection & provision in travel

"Pray ... so that by God's will I may come to you with joy..." (Rom. 15:32, NIV)

7. Pray for refreshment from the Holy Spirit, in their family life, and in friendships

"Then, God willing, I'll be on my way to you with a light and eager heart, looking forward to being refreshed by your company."  (Rom 15:32, The Message)

(Adapted from Wycliffe Bible Translators website (2002): www.wycliffe.org)

Last Published: February 22, 2019 3:31 PM
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