As Christians, prayer is our first and best line of defense. It is our open line of communication with our Creator and Father God and a way in which we can support each other — continuously lifting each other up in intercessory prayer.
The workers of Aposento Alto need your prayers. Friends of Aposento Alto will be producing monthly update letters contain specific information about how you can be praying for the Aposento Alto team and for the people they work with in Mexico.
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The Apostle Paul, one of the first missionaries of the early church, spoke much about the power of prayer in the life of a missionary. Here are 7 ways to pray for missionaries…
Seven Prayer Tools
from the Apostle Paul
1- Pray for open doors.
“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
And pray for us, too,
that God may open a door for our message…”
Colossians 4:2,3 (NIV)
2- Pray for boldness in witnessing.
“Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth,
words may be given me
so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel” – Ephesians 6:19 (NIV)
3- Pray that the Word of God will spread without hindrance.
“Finally, dear brothers and sisters, I ask you to pray for us.
Pray first that the Lord’s message will spread rapidly
and be honored wherever it goes…”
2 Thessalonians 3:1 (NLT).
Obstacles must be removed if the Word of God is to flow freely. Satan, who is determined to obstruct it, must be resisted (James 4:7).
4- Pray for protection.
“Pray, too, that we will be saved from wicked and evil people,
for not everyone believes in the Lord”
2 Thessalonians 3:2 (NLT).
5- Pray that their ministry will be accepted by believers.
“Pray…that my service in Jerusalem
will be acceptable to the saints there”
Romans 15:31 (NIV).
Cooperation and partnership are essential to ministry and vital to the progress of the work.
6- Pray for God’s guidance and assistance in travel.
“Pray…so that by God’s will I may come to you with joy”
Romans 15:32 (NIV).
Many missionaries travel frequently and the mode of transportation varies. Traveling often involves stressful situations. Pray for the protection, provision, timing and permission needed by missionaries as they travel.
7- Pray for refreshment.
“Pray that…I together with you may be refreshed”
Romans 15:32 (NIV).
Thank you a thousand times for your prayers for us and those with whom we minister!