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: Chris and Leanne Harrington
Country: Japan
Details: They thank the Lord for new friendships He has brought their way through their kids’ schools. Pray for these relationships. Pray that the Lord gives them opportunities to be able to share the gospel through their lives and conversations. Pray also for Chris' language teacher "T". Last month he was able to share the gospel while talking about what Christians celebrate on Easter. Pray that the Lord continues to give them gospel opportunities with people.  Hainan Province (province of China). Hainan’s subtropical climate and pristine environment have turned this province into a booming economy focused on tourism. Pray against ... more >
Supported Worker: Jon & Ruthie Ortlip
Country: United States of America
Details: At the beginning of the year Ambassadors signed a memorandum of understanding with ADEPR, an evangelical church denomination of 2 million members in Rwanda. Pray for the Lord’s blessing on a training course they intend to run in the capital city of Kigali in August, where they plan to begin equipping the Church to reach the youth of the nation with the Gospel through football (soccer). Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (province of China). The area is one of China’s least evangelized – some believe Guangxi is as much as 90% unevangelized. Difficult terrain and poor transportation keep many villages isolated ... more >
Supported Worker: Jeffrey & Katherine Robinson
Country: Germany
Details: Pray for the Nathanael Church and their pastor, Sebastian, who continues to endure much criticism from a couple in their church. Pray that this couple will end their personal attacks and that they will repent of their attitudes and stop their rumour-mongering. Praise God that the elders are fully supportive of their pastor. Pray that the elders will respond with wisdom and gentleness and not do anything in word or deed that would escalate this difficult situation. Pray that their pastor will be refreshed as he and his family begin their summer holidays on June 25th. Pray for all the ... more >
Supported Worker: Indigenous Church-Planting Training in Arab and Muslim Countries
Details: Praise God for the recent Prayer Conference that bought 270 people together from different local provinces. This was a time to refocus and declare reliance on the Lord to fulfill His purposes in the North African Middle East Region. They are prayerfully seeking to multiply their current missionary school to four new locations. This effort is led by a team of key indigenous believers, who work together under the umbrella of an international missions organization. The strategy focuses on mobilization events, including annual missions and prayer conferences where Arabic-speaking Christians are gathered together from around the region. In-depth training is ... more >
Supported Worker: Emily Ackerson
Country: United States of America
Details: Praise God for the wonderful student leader retreat they just had at the end of May. Pray for Blake and Emily as they will be in Houston for the majority of the summer continuing to engage international students with the gospel, and disciple the believers. Praise God for Yao, a student from Taiwan who just placed his trust in Jesus. Pray that this summer he would continue to grow through discipleship and fellowship with other believers. Chongqing Municipality (province of China). Serving as the industrial and trade hub for west and southwest China on the Yangtze River, billions of yuan have ... more >
Supported Worker: Delhi Bible Institute
Country: India
Details: Pray for the 20 men supported by Parkside as they travel throughout Northern India preaching and teaching the gospel. Pray that God will protect them and provide many opportunities for David, Mani, Amar, Benjamin, Gabriel, Kalap, Suresh, Vinay, Desh, Ram, Anil, Dilip, Kamlesh, Rajendra, James, Shiv, Rajesh, Dinesh, Bhim and Sanjay to share Christ. Pray for God’s wisdom and guidance for Isaac Shaw and the rest of the DBI leadership team of Ramrajh, Abdul, Numgail, Abwan and Yogatah as they oversee the ministry. Anhui Province (province of China). Failed Maoist policies, poor administration and corruption, combined with famine and frequent ... more >
Supported Worker: Alternaterm Pregnancy Services
Country: United States of America
Details: God - Jehovah Jireh has faithfully provided for Alternaterm in the past. They pray that He will continue to provide for this ministry in the future. Pray for their staff, volunteers and board, since there have been a lot of volunteers facing challenging health issues. Pray that the Lord will strengthen their relationships with the community, with local churches and that He will add new monthly donors to sustain the ministry. China. The growth of the Church in China is one of the most decisive events of our generation. The window of opportunity may not be open forever and China faces a battle with ... more >