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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Prayer Requests for Missionaries

With every prayer and request, pray at all times in the Spirit, and stay alert in this, with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints. (Eph 6:18)
As most of you know, we had a time of fasting and prayer yesterday for our missionaries.  I thought I would post the specific requests that we prayed for last night as it might help guide your ongoing prayers for them. 
Those of you who attend Providence regularly know who the people are and what the situation is, so for security reasons, I’ll not include those details.
1) Pray that the convert would stand firm in the faith.
2) Pray that the convert would find ways to feast on the Word even though the Bible has been taken away. 
3) Pray that the Holy Spirit would continue to teach the convert while unable to be in fellowship with other believers. 
4) Pray that all that the convert has learned would bear fruit.
5) Pray that the gospel would bear fruit in the lives of the convert’s children as a result of this persecution.      
6) Pray for the missionaries that they would process this biblically. 
7) Pray for protection over their marriage and family life in the midst of this stressful time. 
8) Pray that the fruit of the Spirit would be manifested in their lives as a result of this persecution.
9) Pray that the missionaries would continually rest in God’s promises and trust Him with the unknown. 
10) Pray that they would rest well. 
11) Pray for all the fellow saints throughout the world that they would remain steadfast under persecution.
12) Pray that God would grant us to be willing to suffer for the gospel.
13) Pray that God would exalt Himself through the spread of the gospel.
Posted by Greg Birdwell

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