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7 Ways to Pray for Your Missionaries

So you think missionaries don’t need your prayers?  Think again!  They are not immune to the problems we all face just because they are missionaries.  For that reason, we wanted to give 7 ways to pray for your missionaries.

The truth is, they have the same problems we all have… and oftentimes, these problems are on steroids because your missionary is functioning in a different language and culture.  Add to that the daily dynamics we all must deal with… workforce, church, home… and you can see just how vital prayer is.

The bottomline is this… missionaries need your prayers… so much so, that it could very well be a better idea to stop reading this post… and just start praying!  And believe me, I would be more than fine with that!!!  :-)

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I’ll Give You 5 Good Reasons… for Prayer!

When my daughter was still a toddler, she came up to us wanting permission to do something. We asked her, “Why should we let you do that?” She proceeded to hold up her clenched little fist, and say, “You see this.  I’ll give you 5 good reasons!” Where she got that, we’ll never know, but the point was clearly made.


Today in our family, we always joke about needing five good reasons before doing something. And there really is something to that, because reasons are the “why” we should do something.  When we have the “why” factor settled in our minds, following through is easy!

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True Prayer: The Greatest Need Today

How high is “prayer” on your list of priorities? How important a role does it play at church? My guess is that it falls way down near the bottom of the list, if it’s there at all!  I hope I’m wrong.  If I am, tell me so in the comments section.  I’d love to hear that prayer is a top priority in your life or in the workings of your church.  But if it isn’t, read on, because the lack of prayer doesn’t exist in a vacuum!


Prayerlessness, by it’s very nature leads to a whole list of other issues. Really, if we stop and think about it, many of our problems can be traced back to whatever the motive is for us not praying! Sometimes we just don’t want to admit that we need God’s help. Other times, we don’t want to admit God even exists.  Someone that prays is acknowledging both!

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