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!

Last Seven Days  [ View Full Month ]

Supported Worker: Emily Ackerson
Country: United States of America
Details: Great community among the students was formed this summer. Pray for it to continue through the fall and that students would continue to seek the Truth of Jesus. Pray for their team as the new semester starts in August, that the Lord will lead them to internationals who are open and pray for their large Welcome Party Event on August 19th. Churches in the Houston area will help them meet and welcome students. Pray that Blake and Emily grow in trusting God in their lives and in this ministry to internationals. French Polynesia. Those with a vital personal faith are ... more >
Supported Worker: Jeffrey & Katherine Robinson
Country: Germany
Details: Praise that the doctors have been able to diagnose K’s medical concerns (the Robinson’s friend and co-worker at the village church). Please continue to pray for him as he waits for treatment. He has been placed on a waiting list and isn’t likely to receive treatment until early next year. Pray for his wife who also cares for her elderly parents (mother with Alzheimer’s) and runs her own business. Praise God for new team members to help with the evangelism course that begins in a few weeks. Some people who have served on the team for the past several years ... more >
Supported Worker: Parkside Church: Lake County
Country: United States of America
Details: Please pray for the 5th Anniversary Church Picnic this month, as they are so thankful for all of the people who are a part of their church and their ministries. Pray also for volunteers to serve with their Lake Kids program this year and for their Women’s Bible studies that will start up again in the fall- that women would feel led to join and consequently grow in their faith and friendships. France. Most French have a profound ignorance of, or indifference to, the gospel, many having never meaningfully encountered it. Yet, the relativism of postmodernity has generated acute emptiness ... more >
Supported Worker: Equipping Servants Internship (ESI)
Countries: Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay
Details: Pray for the many new ESI (Equipping Servants Internship) groups starting this month in Santa Cruz, Bolivia and Temuco, Chile and Bogota, Colombia. Pray for the ESI “Fundamentos” pastors conferences in La Paz, Bolivia (Aug. 17-19) and Santa Cruz (Aug. 20-22) on the topic of Evangelism from the Gospel of Mark. They are expecting over 500 at those two conferences. Pray for the over 1000 active ESI participants in Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Uruguay and Chile. Pray for the 1625 total graduates since 2002. Pray for God’s supply for the 2000 ESI Pastor-Book-Sets needed between now and 2022 to ... more >
Supported Worker: Jon & Ruthie Ortlip
Country: United States of America
Details: Praise God for the growth of the Parkside-Ambassadors Soccer Camp. Despite having a number of camps in the Greater Cleveland area the Parkside Camp continues to grow each year with 136 children. Pray that the attending families without home churches would make Parkside their place of worship. Praise God for the ground breaking on the new facility in Macedonia, Ohio. With a late start on the earthwork it would be a miracle but, pray that the facility would be ready for use November 1. Also pray as they continue to raise the funds that are needed. Please pray for their ... more >
Supported Worker: Mike & Cindy Yurkovich
Country: The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Details: The SEND workers in all of South-Central Europe will gather for a conference August 15-19. Pray for God to use the teaching and the opportunities for mutual encouragement with fellow-workers. An intern, Evelyn, is preparing to teach at the language center for the next 8 months. Pray for needed support, visa approval, heart preparation, and on-field preparation for her role on the team. Falkland Islands. Most of the population is very nominal in what faith they may have. Pray for a renewal of faith. Pray for believers in their witness to fellow Islanders and to fishermen, oilmen and tourists of ... more >
Supported Worker: Wes & Nancy Collins
Countries: Guatemala, Peru, United States of America
Details: Pray for the (Guatemalan) Mam Old Testament project underway via a team of people in Guatemala and in the US. It is one of eight projects taking place presently in Guatemala among speakers of languages that have had their New Testaments available to them for more than a generation. Please pray that they may they soon have the words of the prophets and the literary masterpieces of the wisdom literature. It’s a long and complex project. CILTA students will start their second semester studies on August 14. Pray for them to get a good start and keep their faith and ... more >