Saturday, March 28, 2009

Mission Resource #2

I had hoped to do some writing here this week about all that has been going on (there's lots to tell!), but I've not been feeling quite 100%. So, I will continue with some of the mission resources I've collected, and hopefully I'll get back to writing my own posts very soon!
This resource is from prayer guidelines originally published by the Overseas Missionary Fellowship (originally China Inland Mission). If there has ever been a group that knew how to pray, it was them!

DAY 1: THE MISSIONARY'S OWN RELATIONSHIP TO GOD
• That they would put aside all malice, guile, hypocrisy, envy & slander so that like newborn babes they would long for the pure milk of the Word
• That they would pray without ceasing, praying at all times in the Spirit, ever on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints
• That they would be careful how they conduct themselves, not as unwise but as wise, redeeming the time, continually filled with God's Spirit
• That they would grow in grace and the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
• That they would deny self daily, take up their cross and follow Jesus, submitting to Him, resisting the devil.

DAY 2: THE MISSIONARY'S PHYSICAL & EMOTIONAL LIFE
• Adaptation to the climate
• Health in the midst of disease
• Safety in danger
• Victory over loneliness
• Victory over depression

DAY 3: THE MISSIONARY'S FAMILY
• Husband/wife relationship
• Children
• Relationship with others
• Family life as a model to nationals

DAY 4: THE MISSIONARY'S ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE
• Language study
• Continual fluency improvement
• Cultural adaptation and understanding

DAY 5: THE MISSIONARY'S MINISTRY
• Teaching (Col 1:28, 29), preaching (1Cor 1:23,2:2), witnessing (Acts 1:8) making disciples (Mt 28:19-20 2Tim 2:2)
• Pray that God may open up to them a wide door for the Word of the Lord so that it would spread rapidly and be glorified
• Pray for prepared hearts that hear the Word, receive it, and bear fruit with perseverance
• Pray that when they speak, God will give them the words so that they can speak forth the mystery of the Gospel with boldness and without fear.

DAY 6: RELATIONSHIP WITH FELLOW WORKERS
• Other missionaries
• Other like-minded mission groups
• National evangelists, pastors and teachers

DAY 7: HIS COUNTRY OF SERVICE
• Government – national and local
• Political situation
• Visas, continued open doors
• Outreach to cities, villages and tribes

1 comment:

  1. This is a great prayer schedule even for those of us in "regular" ministry work in the States. Thanks for sharing and God bless.
    Warren
    http://warrenbaldwin.blogspot.com/

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