Perhaps God has placed a desire in your heart to pray for all missionaries, or for a specific missionary. In any case, God has a wonderful plan for you to help him complete his mission of making his name known among the nations as you participate in prayer. Use these seven points to strengthen your prayers for missionaries and Bible translation efforts around the world.
Why Should We Pray for Missionaries?
We are commanded to pray for a person’s safety and the messages they will convey to others when we learn about their impending mission (Ephesians 6:18). Every person has a unique way that God has endowed them with to spread His love and glory. There are times when missionaries depart from their local area and journey to distant locations. At times, missionaries may spread the gospel in their same town, a neighboring town, or a whole different state. Risks, new languages to learn, unfamiliar foods to eat, or a different way of life could all be present in each setting. We are commanded to pray that God would give the missionaries the resources they need to be safe and effectively spread the Gospel.
How to Use these Missionary Prayers
It’s simple to simply recite a written prayer, but that isn’t what prayer is. Communicating with the Lord through prayer. We don’t read someone else’s words to them when we speak to them. We talk from the bottom of our hearts.
The Lord also expects us to do this. Hence, I’m hoping that by sharing my prayers in this post, they can serve as an example for you regarding what and how to pray.
Here are some advice I have:
Make these prayers for missionaries your own. Include the names of these missionaries or ministries in your prayers if you are aware of them. Keep the unity of the mission team in mind when you are praying for them as a whole. And if you are aware of a particular issue they are dealing with, pray for it!
Be open to the Holy Spirit’s guidance. He will occasionally bring prayers to your thoughts and heart.
The prayer points should serve as a direction for your prayers.
Also, pastors who have established churches or ministries outside of their own country or region might use these petitions and prayer points.
If you’re hoping to go on a quick mission trip. I would advise you to set aside some time each day to pray for the success of the mission trip and the team’s ability to work together in love.
Powerful Prayers for Missionaries
Prayer for Open Doors for Missionaries over Seas
God the Father, We pray for our missionaries all over the world. Lord, you have called them away from their homeland to follow You for Your purpose in their lives and the lives of those with whom they come into contact—just as Hebrews 11:8 reminds us of Abraham going by obedience, not knowing what he would find in the journey ahead. Overseas missionaries, like Abraham, have awakened to the call in their hearts to go beyond what they have known in obedience to share about You, Lord. We ask for your protection, Father. We pray for their safety and favor as they enter these lands in obedience.
We pray that the hearts with which they come into contact are open and willing to hear and accept the beautiful and life-changing truth of Your Son, Jesus Christ. We pray in Your Name for open doors and victory so that more of Your children will come to the Lord’s table. May Divine influence open doors that have long been closed to visitors, so that Your Holy plan can carry out your call to all of Your followers. In the name of Jesus, amen.
Prayer for Spiritual Warfare
God of the Armies of Heaven, I come before You on behalf of all missionaries worldwide. Their calling has led them to places where Your adversary defends fiercely. They are targeted by your adversary because they seek to lead the lost to salvation. Please use Your mighty arm to protect them from the invisible enemy. Teach those who will believe how to fight spiritual battles and stand their ground for the sake of those who will believe. Lord, be their shield and protector. Amen.
Prayer of Boldness for Domestic Missionaries
God the Father, We pray for domestic missionaries who share Christ’s hope and love on our own soil. Many people in our country have been misled about what it means to follow Christ, but we pray that through Your Holy Spirit, missionaries will be given the words, guidance, and access they need to share Your true heart and love with those they come into contact with. May those they meet come to You, Lord God, with their honest and vulnerable hurt, experience, and perspective, and be open to personally knowing You. Assist missionaries in knowing when to speak and when to listen to Your Spirit.
Help them to walk in boldness rooted in You, standing tall and fearlessly, because they are sent from You. Our missionaries stand before others like Moses stood before Pharaoh, boldly proclaiming Your assignment to him. Help them not to be afraid of men’s wrath or harshness, but to understand that what ultimately matters is Your opinion. Father, assist Your children as they proclaim Your Name throughout this land. In the name of Jesus, amen.
Prayer for Provision
Sacred Father, I offer prayers for my friends who are missionaries. They are reliant on the assistance and gifts of others. Lord, I ask that You would stir up more people’s hearts to give to their job. I ask that You look beyond those who are aware of them. I ask that You develop new ministry collaborations and open the hearts of others they don’t know. Please let financial blessings flow to them from the heavenly storehouses. Amen.
Prayer of Spiritual Protection for Discouraged Missionaries
Father God, We lift up discouraged missionaries. You remind us in John 15:18 that the world can be cruel and full of hatred, but it hated You first. Help us all to hold on to the truth that You have overcome the world and that You have chosen us to be not of this world. Assist in deeply instilling that resounding fact in the spirits of discouraged missionaries. Assist them in feeling Your comfort and peace, and assure them that their efforts are not in vain. Pour out peace and security like a gentle rain over them, reminding them that You are proud of Your good and faithful servants.
We pray for overwhelming spiritual protection around them so that no enemy attack or plot can succeed. We pray that angels surround them so that no strike from anything other than You is allowed to pass.In the name of Jesus, amen.
Prayer for Encouraging Prayers
Godspeed, Father I approach You on behalf of the missionaries all across the world. They frequently may feel isolated and alone as a result. Lord, I particularly pray for the lone missionaries. In the name of Jesus, I beg You to remind them that we are praying for them whenever they feel alone. It’s not just them. With them, we are. I hope they will actually feel our prayers for them and be inspired to carry on with the task You have given them. Amen.
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