Pray Daily

Pray Daily delivers a daily glimpse of what God is doing around the world. Intercede for the nations as you lift up requests and praise God for answered prayers. This personal prayer guide is sure to be a great addition to your daily prayer time.
  • WORLD LEADER - “Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence” (1 Timothy 2:1-2).

    Please pray for Prime Minister Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed of Djibouti (eastern Africa).

  • NORTHERN AFRICAN AND MIDDLE EASTERN PEOPLES - It didn't start out as a spring day . . . not even slightly. The day was dark, wet, and with gloomy clouds, so the group considered together, "Will people stop for conversation in the rain?" It was reminiscent of that dark day thousands of years ago, when the Friday before Easter represented a day of sadness. In 2016, however, it was a good day for hundreds of people, including Venus* and her three infant children. Venus was looking for clothing and handouts, frantic because she couldn't find the building where those items were being distributing. She stopped at the table to ask questions, and then listened to Good News. That day, more than 400 films of Jesus' life were handed out in concert with representatives from several local fellowships. The next day, more than 40 people watched the film together and had a discussion. Good Friday . . . Good News . . . good conversations . . . a good combination. Pray for the ones who heard during that weekend to believe like the retired North African man did who gave His life to the Lord in the same month! "And when I am lifted up from this earth, I will draw everyone to Myself" (John 12:32, NLT). Praises to the One who draws them! (*name changed)

    -- Tuesday, May 31, 2016
  • NORTHERN THAI/KHON MUANG OF THAILAND (cone MOO-ung) - "Lord, give ear to my prayers! I am restless in my pleas! I live among folk Buddhists who are content in their ways and apathetic about life and death. They are unaware that there could be true life and true peace and true joy. They don't even hear our words, which are dismissed as 'religion.' They say, 'All religions teach us to be good, so there's no use changing or even listening.' What they lack, Lord, is Your intervention. Lord, we are bowing at Your feet and pleading. Please open the hearts and minds of the Northern Thai, of the men and women of Phrae and Phayao, of friends, acquaintances, and strangers. Set them on a path of questioning and seeking and allow us, Your servants, to intersect with them. Build Your church here in Phrae and Phayao. Send us partners--Thai partners--who want to follow hard after You. Help us to follow You step by step, never wandering off on our own. Lord, we trust You. We love You. We will serve You, no matter how You answer our plea. But hear it! Forgive these, just as You forgave us and so many of our people. Touch their minds and hearts with the ability to understand that You are the one true God, mighty to save and worthy of praise. Let Your mercy flow over this land! In the name of Jesus, Amen."
    thaiteam@mac.com

    -- Tuesday, May 31, 2016
  • EAST ASIAN PEOPLES - Praise God for the many unique ways He is using His people in East Asia! Pray that believers will be even more creative in finding ways to impact this part of the world, and ask that various ages, professions, and ethnicities will be involved in taking the gospel to every tribe and tongue.
    http://eastasianpeoples.imb.org/pray/
    eaprayer@pobox.com

    -- Tuesday, May 31, 2016
  • WASSULU OF MALI, GUINEA AND COTE D’IVOIRE (WAH-soo-loo) - A few months ago, expatriate and Malian workers among the Wassulu encountered Millard* while they were prayerwalking in his village. After explaining that he had been listening to the weekly radio Bible stories for which the team is responsible, he said that his heart was drawn to the truth he was hearing. Before the team prayed, he explained that he depended upon a walking stick at all times. He also heard the message of the gospel in person from the team. Though he listened intently, he was not yet ready to commit his life to Christ. The next day, Millard excitedly walked across the field to greet the team, totally independent of his walking stick, declaring that the pain in his legs was gone! He gave God praise for healing him and acknowledged that God is working in his life. Please pray today for the salvation of Millard, who has heard the message of the gospel, has seen God work in his life, and is poised to make that difficult step to become a follower of Christ. (*name changed)
    wassuluprayeradvocates@gmail.com

    -- Tuesday, May 31, 2016
  • PASHTUNS OF CENTRAL ASIA (POSH-toons) - "My coworkers and I were enjoying a lovely afternoon with our new friend Mary*. She had invited us over for lunch. We had finished the first round of tea, snacks, and fruit and were waiting on the main course of meat, vegetables, and rice. While her daughters were busy in the kitchen, she sat in the living room with us. Quite suddenly, she started to cry and said that she was so afraid that the Father wouldn't forgive her when she died. She believed that since she hasn't been educated in her own holy books, although she does believe and follow those beliefs, she would not be forgiven of her sins. Mary listened as I explained how I know that my sins are forgiven because of what Jesus Christ has done. I told her that she can have forgiveness, too, just by turning and trusting in Him. She responded by saying, 'Inshallah' (God willing), implying that 'Maybe what you say is true, maybe not,' or 'If it's the Father's will, He'll forgive us.' She then changed the subject, and eventually lunch was served. Please ask the Father to reveal to Mary the truth of what she heard, and pray that she will turn and trust Him. Mary's fear is actually an uncommonly spoken one, as many Pashtun people think that the Father will eventually forgive them after a purgatory-like period. Pray for more to long for the assurance of forgiveness in Jesus Christ." (*name changed)
    http://centralasianpeoples.imb.org/
    centralasianpeople@gmail.com

    -- Tuesday, May 31, 2016
  • UNREACHED PEOPLE GROUPS OF COLOMBIA - The Indigenous Strategy Team of Colombia writes: "Thank you for your prayers for the leadership training for indigenous people that was held the week of March 21-25. There were more than 30 in attendance, representing five ethnic groups from Colombia and Panama. At the end of the week, one participant (the son of a participating indigenous pastor) received Christ, and we celebrated his baptism along with that of four other indigenous people! Pray that each participant will take what they learned and will share with others."
    peggywallace53@gmail.com

    -- Tuesday, May 31, 2016
  • ALBANIAN GHEGS OF SOUTHERN EUROPE (al-BAY-nee-uhn gegs) - Despite the European fashion that's seen on the streets of the western part of a country in the Balkans, one needn't look far to find reminders of the Islamic identity of the majority Albanian Gheg population. It's common to see older men wearing "haji caps." Usually, this is a symbol that the wearer took the pilgrimage to Mecca, fulfilling one of the pillars of Islam by which they might receive salvation. Older men are proud of this symbol, and young men hope to one day possess it. Pray with God's promise spoken of in Joel 2 and Acts 2 that "I will pour out my Spirit on all people. . . . your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. . . . And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." Also seen in this area are countless "Hijabi Fashion" stores with female attire appropriate for conservative Muslim women. The number of these covered women in this area grows every year, a reflection of their father and/or husband's dedication to the Islamic faith. Pray that these women will discover that they may be covered by the liberating grace of Jesus, which will grant them more honor than any traditions ever could. May it one day be said of these women: "For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ" (Galatians 3:27).

    -- Tuesday, May 31, 2016
  • LAST FRONTIER - "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations . . ." (Matthew 28:19, NIV). Please lift up the international Christian young people whom some workers are teaching. Pray that God will give these young people a vision to reach a Last Frontier people group that they will have access to when they return to their homes. Pray for the workers to be able to communicate the need clearly. Ask God to call some of these young people to go and make disciples among the Last Frontier people group.

    -- Tuesday, May 31, 2016
  • SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN UNENGAGED PEOPLES - Several small churches have been formed among the Northern Kissi of Sierra Leone. It is common for the Kissi to mix traditional beliefs with other religious beliefs. Please pray for solid, biblically based foundations for each of those churches. Kissi Christian leaders were eager and excited to attend a chronological Bible storying training that was held in February. Even before an assignment was made for the attendees to practice their new skills, the leaders were using their skills and enthusiastically reporting success stories! The leaders were encouraged to form teams and teach other believers how to use storying to take the message of Jesus into the unreached Northern Kissi villages. Please pray that the enthusiasm for sharing the Good News will continue to spread and that those who hear will choose to follow the Master. Pray that those who accept Christ will become strong in faith and, in turn, lead others to Him. Pray for teamwork, boldness, confidence, and accurate teaching for nearby believers to go into the unreached areas to reap the harvest of new believers that is ripe and waiting.
    http://prayerthreads.imb.org

    -- Tuesday, May 31, 2016
 

You can view past prayer items by selecting the number of days to go back:

Days:

Bookmark thisPrint thisEmail this