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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 Workers: Edgar (& Lety) Rivera, Neri (& Karina) Rivera
Country: Mexico
Details: Pray that God would give Edgar wisdom in directing the Missions Aviation Fellowship (MAF) work in Mexico. Pray for the three Equipping Servants International (ESI) groups that Edgar is leading in Oaxaca. As Edgar and Lety’s son, Juan, and his wife, Amy, prepare for missions, pray that God would confirm their call. Pray for Edgar as he heals from fractures from a motorbike accident. Pray that Neri will have wisdom as he leads ESI groups in Chiapas. Neri and Karina are attempting to integrate four orphans (9 to 14 years old) into their family. The authorities currently have the siblings ... more >
Supported Worker: The City Mission
Country: United States of America
Details: Laura’s Home is thankful that their Pathways ministry sent nine students to the Youth For Christ summer day camp and four of their students indicated they made a first time decision for Jesus! Pray that they will be able to encourage these young believers in their faith as they continue to trust Jesus and become more complete and mature in him. Praise the Lord for a clear doctor’s report for the wife of a board member. Pray that candidates with a heart for Christ and a call to serve their residents with dignity and respect would apply to fill several ... more >
Supported Worker: Kep & Debbie James
Country: Bolivia
Details: Pray for the ILC church Kep and Debbie planted in La Paz, Bolivia, that members will be faithful in sharing Christ, and for much spiritual fruit that remains. Praise God that Debbie was able to hand her ILC Church women’s ministry over to the ministry team—this frees her to travel with Kep to work with African women. Pray that Pastor Pepe and the elders of the ILC Church will be passionate about Jesus so they can lead the church in gospel transformation according to God’s Word. Somalia (Africa). Population: 12,246,171 Believers: <0.1%. The work of missions, always ... more >
Supported Worker: Shoreline Church
Country: United States of America
Details: Praise the Lord for the wonderful opportunities they have had to show the love of Christ and share the gospel this summer. Their baking camp provided an opportunity to bring families together to fellowship and hear the Word. Ambassadors Soccer Camp allowed them to reach out to the Painesville community. Pray that their upcoming basketball camp for children will connect them to the church as a whole. Pray for volunteers to serve in their children's ministry. Youth for Christ is thankful for successful special events at both the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center and the State facility in Massillon ... more >
Supported Worker: Andrew & Angie James
Country: Uruguay
Details: Andrew and Angie thank God that their family is doing well. Pray that they would continue to prioritize their relationship with Christ and with each other. Pray that their children would grow up to love the Lord. They are thankful that the evangelistic Father’s Day event in July went well and that there were several unbelievers in attendance. Pray for fruit from this effort and that God would continue to guide them as they seek to be salt and light in the community. Slovenia (Europe). Population: 2,053,200 Believers: 0.1%. Pray for an awakening in the mainline churches ... more >
Supported Worker: Bobby & Julie
Country: United States of America
Details: Bobby and Julie thank God for providing close friends who came alongside them and helped finish needed updates on their house and deck, for providing a friend who is an experienced property manager, and for helping them move and deal with their belongings. A recent trip back to Minnesota has given them another chance to say goodbye to family and friends. As they have worked and connected with others these final days, they have found more prayer partners coming alongside them and encouraging them in their next steps. Pray that God’s Spirit will continue to help them and their children’s ... more >
Supported Worker: Chris and Leanne Harrington
Country: Japan
Details: Please pray for the summer camps their church is involved in. The Harrington’s three oldest kids are attending with some of their non-Christian friends. The camps allow time for deepening of relationships and for hearing the gospel clearly preached. Stepping away from everyday life allows many barriers to be removed to hear and dwell on God’s Word. Chris and Leanne praise God for the opportunity to see their families. It has been two and a half years since they have been able to hug and spend time with them, and this month they have the chance to come to America ... more >
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