Please take a moment today to pray for:
Pray for missionaries to flee from temptation.
Pray for missionaries to have discernment as a result of spending much time in God’s Word.
Pray for missionaries to give God the credit for all that He accomplishes through them.
Pray for missionaries to have a spirit of humility.
Pray for missionaries to stand firm during hardship, being encouraged by how wonderful eternity with God is going to be.
Pray that Finisterre Vision leadership will be supportive of the missionaries.
Pray for missionaries to have gracious speech, and that they would know how to respond to each person.
Pray for missionaries to not worry about anything, but to trust God with everything.
Pray for missionaries to invite God to examine their hearts, so that they can turn away from any sins that they are struggling with.
Pray for a spirit of unity as missionaries work together and with brothers and sisters outside of Finisterre Vision.
Pray against unseen forces that would seek to hinder the spread of the gospel.
Pray for missionaries to guard their alone time with God.
Pray that the missionaries would have eyes to see as Jesus sees and love as Jesus loves.
Pray that missionaries will not be hindered by the fear of embarrassment or failure.
Pray for missionaries to be renewed daily by God’s Word that no sin will dominate them.
Pray that God would give the missionaries a hunger and thirst for Him and for His word.
Pray that the Lord’s message will spread rapidly and be honored wherever it goes. — 2 Thessalonians 3:1 (NLT)
Pray for missionaries to take the time to have prayer retreats so they can be led by God in their ministry.
Pray for the missionary husbands to know and love their wives well, to help them gauge when they need a respite and when they just need encouragement, and when they just need to stick it out.
Pray for determination and perseverance for missionaries in each stage of the work: training, allocating, language learning, church planting, discipleship, and eventually phasing out.
Pray for urgency in the missionaries’ work and strength and energy to do their job well.
Pray for periodic times of real rest for the missionaries on the field. Pray for encouragement, refreshment, and then faithfulness and joy to jump back into their work.
Pray for missionaries on the field to avoid unintentionally offending locals by customs or attitudes. Pray for love to cover over offenses, and for relationships to be built strong despite linguistic and cultural differences.
Pray for Finisterre Vision to thoroughly equip and train new missionary families, to impart the heart and vision of a church planter, to work with people as individuals, and to prepare them for the work ahead.
Pray for supporting and sending churches to keep close connections and ties to their missionaries on the field.
Pray for wisdom for the Finisterre Vision leadership as they guide the missionaries on the field
Pray for the missionaries to have a deep and sincere love for PNG and its people
Pray for the missionary children to pick up the trade language in town, and the local language in the villages.
Pray for the missionary children to create fun, healthy friendships with local children
Pray that the missionary families in the villages to have availability to fresh fruits and veggies
Pray that the missionaries on the field would be strengthened in their faith and not lose heart
Pray for new singles/couples/families to begin missionary training this year
Pray that local villages will have wisdom in appointing language helpers to the missionaries.
Pray for the missionaries in town to make and maintain close friendships with both local families and other missionaries.
Pray for good opportunities for the missionaries in town to share the gospel.
Pray for those who will hear the gospel for the first time in PNG this year.
Pray for missionaries as they look ahead and try to plan time for furloughs, as there never seems to be a good time for a furlough (ministry-wise) and yet furloughs can be crucial to longevity in the ministry on the field.
Pray that each missionary family would bond closely together, would love and care for one another.
Pray for missionaries to remain focused on their work and to discern needless distractions from real needs.
Pray for the missionary mothers as they teach and train their children while also language learning and balancing ministry and building relationships and friendships with local women.
Pray for the education of the missionary children. Pray for the mothers who are educating their children to plan well and carry out the children’s education with faithfulness and patience.
Pray for the missionary children as they deal with hellos and goodbyes in their travels and furloughs.
Pray for the parents and grandparents of the missionary families who are living overseas to remain closely bonded and connected to their children and grandchildren.
Pray for the health of the missionary families. Pray for wisdom as the missionaries care for the health needs of each other and their children.
Pray for unity among missionary team members. Pray for generous hearts, for forgiveness, and that they would spur one another on to good work.
Pray for families in the established local churches to find believing spouses for their children.
Pray for local believing men to have the vision to lead their wives and children with love and wisdom and kindness.
Pray for local church members gifted in music to step forward to lead the church in heartfelt music. Pray that new songs would be inspired and written which are full of God’s truth.
Pray for the busy, hardworking mothers in the villages to have the time to learn to read well so that they can study the Bible on their own and model to their children to do the same!
Pray for God to raise up church elders in the established churches. Pray that they would have the desire the shepherd others well.
Pray that those who practice animism would be set free from their bondage and fears and trust in Jesus
Pray for the missionaries in training as they start thinking about which people groups to work in.
Pray for the medical situation in the rural areas of the Finisterre Mountains. Pray for good training for local medical workers, for availability of medicines, acceptance of vaccinations.