Sunday, December 20, 2009
From a missionary: Specifics to pray for
When traveling . . .
* That missionaries will pass effortlessly through customs and immigration lines
* That the planes on which missionaries travel will not encounter mechanical problems or trouble from terrorists
* That our missionaries will make all their connections
Health and safety objectives
* Protection for the missionaries from accidents, crime, natural disasters, terrorists, and dangerous animals
* Protection for the missionaries from sickness
* That missionaries will find time for proper sleep, rest, and exercise
* That missionaries' food and water needs will be met
Spiritual watchcare objectives
* Times of intimacy for missionaries with Jesus in Bible, prayer and worship
* Shielding for the missionaries from dark forces in spiritual realms
* Preservation for missionaries from discouragement, fear, and doubt
* That missionaries will demonstrate purity, humility, boldness, wisdom, patience, love for people, a teachable spirit and the power of the Holy Spirit
* That teams of missionaries will experience and express unity, love, good communication, patience, and spiritual gifts
* That missionaries will resist temptations toward jealousy, envy, bitterness, and pride
* That missionaries will be granted grace for cultural adjustments, dealing with jet lag, being away from family and friends and lack of privacy.
* For missionaries to have wisdom to design and implement effective efforts that will make a long-term difference here . . . and that they will be able to establish and maintain a solid friendships with government officials and other leaders in their chosen land.