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Monthly Prayer Calendar

Prayer Calendar

"Pray also for us..."

So states the apostle Paul in a letter to believers in Colosse, acknowledging a somewhat stunning reality: though the Christians to whom he was writing were separated from him physically, they could nonetheless participate in his ministry! God’s people could join in God’s work of taking the Gospel to those who hadn’t heard it simply by praying for their missionary pastor.

These realities are no less true today. As a church, Parkside has been blessed with the opportunity to support many missionaries scattered around the world, all of whom are seeking to share the Good News of Jesus with people who have yet to hear and believe it. Can we really help them, being thousands of miles and numerous time zones away? According to Paul, yes! The purpose of this missionary prayer calendar is to inform you of what is going on in certain parts of the world, and invite you to participate in the work through prayer.

The format is simple. Each day, you will find a missionary or organization that Parkside supports, along with one of their specific prayer requests. You’ll also find a different country of the world and how you can best be praying for the people there.

Our hope in arranging this is that you’ll know the privilege of participating in the work of the Gospel, which as Paul also tells the Colossians, is bearing fruit and growing throughout the whole world. We trust that praying for the nations will increase our heart for the world, causing us to increasingly desire and work towards seeing unbelieving people of all nations become committed followers of Christ!

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Supported Worker: Delhi Bible Institute
Country: India
Details: The Jaipur Anugrah Ashram was purchased in 2014 to reach out to the state of Rajasthan. As much as it is a desert the gospel too has scarcely reached people of this state. DBI was able to train 700 men and women in their one week, one month and one year courses since 2014. Due to the constraints in space, they are unable to train more and have had to send away prospective students. In 2017 they plan to expand the center to make room for more classrooms and dormitories. The project would cost $250,000. Pray that God will ... more >
Supported Worker: The City Mission
Country: United States of America
Details: Pray that as the New Year begins God will enable the staff, volunteers, financial supporters to have unity as they work together, along with city officials and resources, to reach hearts and change lives in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. Please pray for the ongoing programs of the Mission. For the Crossroads Men’s Crisis Center, pray for the new and upcoming interns to grow, learn and bring fresh ideas and new leadership. Also pray for the men as they enter in the Employment Search phase of their program. At Laura’s Home Women’s Crisis Center please pray for the ... more >
Supported Worker: Equipping Servants Internship (ESI)
Countries: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay
Details: Pray that Equipping Servants participants will grow in their love for Jesus with a growing commitment to live on the basis of Christ’s righteousness in obedience to God’s Word. Two groups with 30 participants started in Montevideo, Uruguay and they plan to start another one in April. Pray for Pastors Jaime and Sebastian from Bogota, Colombia who plan to start ESI in February. Pray for three pastors in Cajamarca and Tarapoto, Peru who plan to start ESI groups in February. Pray for the 850 active Equipping Servants participants in Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru, and for the 1625 ... more >
Supported Worker: Johannes Thaele
Country: South Africa
Details: Soon Johannes is going to meet with new learners and teachers; please pray that God may prepare their hearts for receiving the message of salvation that will change their lives. Pray that Mathew 28:18-20 will be their driving force in making disciples of young people who will disciple others. Pray for the schools he will be visiting that they will be a shining light to the neighbor schools. Pray against the substance abuse in those schools. Soutpan is one of the big schools that Johannes is visiting and the parents of school learners there are passionate and positive about ... more >
Supported Worker: Parkside Church Short-term Team
Country: India
Details: Please pray for the 11 members of the medical team leaving today for Delhi, India to serve with the Delhi Bible Institute: Toni Copenhaver, Wayne Fleck, Sue Heitzmann, Tiffany Kral, Paul Lungu, Merilee Marshall, Jim Miller, Cheryl Ogden, Rebecca Rimback, Melissa Seuffert, Rosa Tang, and Barry Taylor. Pray that they will be an encouragement to the pastors and Christian workers there as they care for medical needs. Pray that they will show the love of Jesus to all they meet. They return to Cleveland on January 29. Laos. Much of Laos remains unevangelized. The remarkable growth of the church is ... more >
Supported Worker: Bobby & Julie in East Asia
Details: Please pray for their regional conference this month which begins on the 19th. Pray that God will use the time to refresh them as well as all the other gospel workers coming together in the Lord. Also pray for their relationships with others, and that this time will also be refreshing for the children. Also the New Year holiday begins on January 28th in this part of East Asia, so please pray for all the brothers and sisters who attend as they return home for the holidays—that they will have opportunities to share Christ and that many will turn ... more >
Supported Worker: Indigenous Church-Planting Training in Arab and Muslim Countries
Details: Pray for 22 current students receiving 9-months of Bible, ministry, & vocational skills training at a holistic training center before they serve in church planting among unreached people groups. The vocational skills’ training allows them to start a business for financial self-sufficiency after 18 months on the field. Their goal is to train 25 new indigenous workers each year to send to underserved fields. 72 full-time workers have already been sent out. Pray for the recruitment of more workers to be trained in three nations within the Arab world. Pray for the funding to complete construction of a new training center ... more >
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