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: Andrew & Angie James
Country: Uruguay
Details: They continue to move in the direction of church planting (hopefully launching next year). Please pray that God would continue to guide their steps and give a sense of unity as they move along. The southern hemisphere now moves into spring, when flowers blossom and allergies break out. Zack just recently had a really bad asthma attack. Please pray for him, the rest of the family, and for their health. St Pierre & Miquelon (North America). Traditions are strong and change has come slowly, despite the economic downturn when the fishing industry all but disappeared. Pray for people to find ... more >
Supported Worker: Brian Walls
Country: United States of America
Details: Comedy Café in Parkside’s Commons is Oct. 19. Please pray that many people come out and hear about the ministry. Praise God that the Jail Ministry at the State Juvenile Detention Facility on Green Road will be restarting Youth for Christ’s Re-Entry (into society) program in addition to Soft Skills at the request of the institution. This will be joining their intake programming (character training for all incoming inmates), chapel, and Bible studies. Praise the Lord that seven young men over the summer committed their lives to Christ. Please pray for their outreach there and at the county lock-up on ... more >
Supported Worker: Kep & Debbie James
Country: Bolivia
Details: Pray that God will continue growing in Pastor Pepe Rocha a deep passion for Christ in his pastoral ministry in the ILC Church in La Paz, Bolivia. Kep met with a key pastor in Uruguay in Sept. who put him in contact with pastors in Spain. Please pray that the Lord will confirm if He is leading them to start Equipping Servants training in Spain in 2019 by giving Kep firm contacts to meet with the last week of January. Pray also for firm contacts to meet with the first week of February in Portugal. St Lucia (Caribbean). The majority ... more >
Supported Worker: The City Mission
Country: United States of America
Details: Pray for the dozens of women and children who are seeking shelter at Laura's Home but, they have no available space for. Pray for teens staying with their mothers at Laura's Home - that they would find peace in their temporary home, as well as life-giving activities to participate in after school. Pray that men would build healthy friendships at Crossroads. Pray that these relationships would continue beyond graduation, so that they can hold one another accountable in what they have learned. Pray that the meetings held in local jails and prisons would have a profound impact on inmates ... more >
Supported Worker: Matt Pheneger
Country: Peru
Details: In Brazil, soccer is far and away the biggest passion. Ambassadors has trained hundreds of people around the country to use the sport to reach their communities. The Brazil director, Ricardo, also pastors a church. In addition to training churches throughout Sao Paulo, his church has initiated their own programs around their favela; even getting the support of the local gang leaders to minister to the kids. Using the limited 30' x 50' piece of land behind their church building, they have installed a field. Working with kids throughout the community they recently ran a VBS that included soccer on ... more >
Supported Worker: Jeffrey & Katherine Robinson
Country: United States of America
Details: The discernment process during their home assignment has led Jeffrey & Katherine to decide not to return to Germany as full-time missionaries. These coming months will be a time of closure with both GEM and Parkside Church. Please pray they will end well with all their beloved ministry partners. Pray for Jeffrey and Katherine as they seek full-time employment in the US. St Barthelemy (Carribbean). This island caters to the uber-rich, trading on its sophistication and isolation for its exclusivity. There is little interest in spiritual things. Pray that amid the boutiques, cafés and villas there might awaken a hunger ... more >
Supported Worker: Scranton Road Bible Church
Country: United States of America
Details: Pray for many transitions such as new staff, new ministries and new start-ups. Pray for spiritual growth and “spiritual fire” for Pastor Joe. Pray for the completion of the building project with the old church being renovated. Ask God to help them minister with God’s wisdom and power to those plagued with mental and emotional challenges. Pray that God would raise-up four younger godly elders for training. Sri Lanka (Asia). Tolerance and non-violence have historically been watchwords of Sri Lanka. However, this multi-religious, multi-ethnic country now sees religious extremism and persecution rising. Pray for: a) the disarming of the spiritual ... more >