SIM’s motto is “By Prayer” because we believe that our ministries cannot succeed without God’s help and blessing. Your prayer partnership with us is vital.
Please join us in praying for our latest prayer requests or get started with some of our free prayer resources.
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Latest Prayer Requests
Josh & Bethany (South Asia)August 17, 2018
Alan & Cheri Shea (Liberia)August 17, 2018
Steve & Mary Hawthorne (Bolivia)August 16, 2018
John & Justine (Thailand)August 16, 2018
Current Issue of By Prayer
Service workers who care for missionaries and retirees, or provide facilities, equipment, and technology supportJune 22, 2018
The development of teachers, leaders and students through education and short term trainingApril 26, 2018
Reaching the least reached through emerging missions, business, camping, sports, youth and campus ministriesFebruary 22, 2018
Spiritual Vitality and Intentional Growth Through Discipleship, Mentoring, and TrainingDecember 8, 2017
Ways to Pray for Your Missionary
Pray for their children, for good friendships; particularly if they attend school in a different country. Ask God to give parents and children peace about being apart.
Pray that the whole family will joyfully serve the Lord together. Pray for God’s provision and care for their elderly or frail parents back home.
Pray for the realities of being away from extended families (their own parents and siblings), and that they will be able to enjoy those links despite the distance.
If the missionary is single, pray for good, sustaining friendships, for happy holiday times, and for opportunities to relax and unwind.
Pray for couples to have healthy, strong, and growing marriages, and that they will model faithfulness and godliness in their relationships.
Pray for your missionary friends when it’s time to adjust to life back in their own country. Pray that as they visit churches and supporters they would build strong links and renew relationships.
Pray for good relationships with local Christian leaders and with fellow workers, some of whom may come from different cultures and countries.
Learning a new language, understanding its nuances, and being able to communicate take time. Pray against setbacks and discouragement. Pray for wise and encouraging language helpers.
“Pray… that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel… Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should” (Ephesians 6:19, 20).
For Opportunity and clarity
“Pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ… Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should” (Colossians 4:3, 4).
“Pray that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men, for not everyone has faith. But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one” (2 Thessalonians 3:2–3).
For their spiritual walk
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13).
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God” (Philippians 4:6).