This month we send Christmas greetings to our missionaries (see table in fellowship hall near the library). We should pray daily for them, using below as a guide: SUNDAY: Spiritual life - time to read and pray and deepen their walk with God. Encouragement. Fellowship. For integrity, reliability, consistency.
MONDAY: Personal life - Family relationships - husband/wife, parent/child. Maintaining relationships with family back home. Friendships with nationals in their host country. Health, strength, physical and spiritual protection.
TUESDAY: Communication - Progress in language study. Adaptation to culture, customs and people. Clarity, creativity and relevance in preaching and teaching.
WEDNESDAY: Relationships - with other Christians, team members and local church leaders. Good, ongoing connection with sending churches and prayer supporters. THURSDAY: Evangelism - Boldness. Godly, sensitive, Spirit-led ministry. For the establishing of Christ’s church around the world.
FRIDAY: Discipleship - Patience and empathy. Encouragement for new believers. Equipping and training of those with leadership gifts. For wisdom and discernment.
SATURDAY: Their country - For those in authority. The political situation. Religious freedom. Openness to the gospel. Favor with officials. Visa renewals and work permits.
“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 NLT