At Doulos, we’ve seen the effects of prayer firsthand, and we know our great God hears the cries of His people. But sometimes, it can be easy to forget that the God of the universe is listening when we speak to Him – and prayer is one of the most vital parts of our lives.
So how can we be more proactive about prayer for those who have given their lives to ministry?
Make a Plan
One reason people don’t pray is that they don’t have a plan to pray. If you’re looking to spend some intentional time in prayer for those in ministry, consider the following steps:
- Make a prayer plan. Whether it’s for ten minutes or 12 hours, make a plan to pray for those in ministry around the world.
- Ask others to pray that you will not be sidetracked. The second you make a plan to spend intentional time in prayer, evil will try to derail those plans. Be ready, and be covered in prayer for protection.
- Find a quiet place to pray. Jesus often went to be alone when He prayed, and it’s a good idea for us, too. Find a spot where you’re not likely to be distracted.
- Let pastors and missionaries know you’ll be praying for them. People in ministry always appreciate continued encouragement and prayer. Send them a note telling them you’re going to be praying for them, and specifically how you will be praying. You can also ask them if there is anything you should pray about that you haven’t thought of.
Pray for Our Pastors in the Field!
One of the main ways in which we support pastors of church plants is by praying for them. Will you join us as we lift these leaders up? Many of them are facing severe persecution and daily challenges as they seek to bring God’s word to the lost. We would love to partner with you to pray for their protection, courage, and trust in the Lord!
Would you like more information about how we partner with established church planting organizations to bring the word of God to all nations? Read more about our work, and contact us if you’d like to know more!