Week of prayer for international missions 2023

DECEMBER 3–10, 2023
Southern Baptists observe a Week of Prayer for International Missions each year before the annual Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® emphasis. Will you join your heart with others to pray for missionaries around the world who are faithfully sharing the gospel?

  • We will reach the lost through obedience

    • Pray for new initiatives around the world to seek the lost and offer a message of eternal hope.
    • Ask God to provide more opportunities for Don and Pam to have deep gospel conversations with people and long-term friendships.
    • Pray that God would lead more workers to seek the lost around the world and respond with the gospel solution.

  • we will reach the lost through innovation

    • Pray for the real people inside the virtual world who need the gospel.
    • Ask God to help the Knippers learn Japanese so they may transition relationships from VR to IRL.
    • Pray for more missionaries who are willing to use the newest innovations and technologies to reach the world for Christ.

  • we will reach the lost through research

    • Pray for Holiday as he and other Project 3000 missionaries scout out and research their people groups.
    • Pray the Lord will open the hearts of these unengaged and unreached people groups.
    • Ask God to call more people to serve through Project 3000.

  • We will reach the lost through partnerships

    • Pray for these partners as they seek to take the gospel to areas previously
    • untouched by the good news of Jesus Christ.
    • Praise God for requests to be trained and mentored.
    • Ask for continued fruit in the work of the Clays, who are a steadfast presence among the lost.
  • we will reach the lost through church planting

    • Pray for the Windhams and their work in Zambia.
    • Ask God to bring boldness and wisdom to local believers as they are discipled.
    • Pray for continued church multiplication.
  • we will reach the lost through relationships

    • Pray for ministry among Rose’s people group to flourish, even as they experience ongoing political conflict. Her passion is to see the lost come to saving faith.
    • Pray the coalition of Latin American churches grows in relationship with the IMB as we reach the nations together.
    • Ask that more of Rose’s family in Mexico will come to faith in Jesus Christ.
  • we will reach the lost through discipleship

    • Thank the Lord that He is using missionaries like Paul and national believers like Joseph to reach the Deaf.
    • Pray for Joseph as he continues to spread the gospel to the Deaf while being burdened for his lost family members.
    • Pray for Deaf Pathway Global as they work to translate the Scriptures and present them visually for the Deaf to have gospel access.
  • we will reach the lost through commitment

    • Pray God would bless the long-term commitment of the IMB and national Christians who faithfully serve.
    • Pray for Robert Botta and others serving in disaster relief work, that they would have strength and wisdom during difficult days.
    • Ask God to lead Southern Baptists to stay focused on reaching the nations and to generously support those who are working among the world’s lost.

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