When my children and I say their bedtimes prayers, it always end the same
"bless mommy and daddy and mom-mom and pop, and Nannie and grand dad, my whole family, and all the Christians in the whole world, in Jesus name, Amen!"
When my sister Kendra first started mission Mondays she wrote a compelling posts entitle " Remember the chains".
I happened upon a church's website this morning with an exhaustive list of the missionaries they support and one tab was one with missionaries in sensitive countries. Missionaries in countries that forbid the gospel in any form.
Kendra had a knack for finding awesome mission projects, she is a little under the weather so please keep her in prayer.
Today for mission Monday , remember the chains of those who are being persecuted for the sake of the gospel. Take a look at the Voice of the martyrs and Unreached People of the day bottom of this page and don't just look- really say a prayer. For the bible lets us know that the fervent and effective prayer of the righteous avails much- in other words our prayers mixed with faith really does make a difference.
Let Us Pray....
Father forgive us if we have forgotten. We thank you that you are a God who remembers all your children. Thank you for reminding us that we are the keepers of our brothers and sisters, and that you have called us as gap fillers and bridge builders for those who are in need of your help right now. Lord there is someone in captivity , there is someone in dire need, there is someone suffering for your name's sake that is depending on our prayers to you. Lord there is someone in need of food, in need of directions to a safe place. Jesus we call on your name in desperation for our brothers and sisters in the field. Those who may have children and are struggling to feed them, those who may be hurt and need emergency medical care. Right now, omnipresent Father, meet those needs. Send help right now, and move in the miraculous. You are more than able and willing, for your word proclaims you as the present help. Let it be your will Father to rescue and sustain the missionaries walking in what you have commanded. Strengthen and comfort them with the comforter who is the holy Spirit. Surround them with your ministering angels. In Your precious name we pray. Amen.