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: Parkside Green
Country: United States of America
Details: Please ask the Lord to work in their lives through the church’s advent series and Christmas outreach on December 19. As they take a short break from some of the adult classes and groups, pray that they will focus their minds and hearts on the wonder of Jesus’ incarnation and salvation. Lastly, ask God to grant safety and strength to a new missionary they are helping send to Dubai, UAE. Mayotte (Africa). Population: 250,252 Believers: 0.1%. Pray for more laborers to be called to Mayotte for long-term ministry, especially Francophone Africans. Those already there do a great job ... more >
Supported Worker: Kep & Debbie James
Country: Bolivia
Details: Pray for continuing gospel impact through Debbie’s ministry as she teaches the Bible and disciples the women in La Paz. Christmas provides many opportunities for Kep and Debbie to make Christ known in Bolivia. Pray that much fruit will result from these opportunities this season. Mauritius (Africa). Population: 1,369,990 Believers: 10.1%. This complex multi-ethnic and multi-religious society makes evangelism a challenge; pray for great wisdom and discernment among Christians. The Hinduization of government and culture, as well as strong ancestral and ethnic ties, make it difficult for Indians to become believers. However, large numbers of Hindus are ... more >
Supported Worker: Jon (& Ruthie)
Country: United States of America
Details: During the first week of December, Jon will be traveling with a colleague and speaking to the faculty and students at the Anglican Theological College in Rwanda. Pray that the Holy Spirit speaks through the Word of God and Jon’s messages so that glory goes to God and the work of his Kingdom expands. COVID-19 has impacted the program income significantly in 2020 and 2021. The needs of their missionaries around the world have been greater this year than previous years. Pray for God to provide what they need according to his will and his purposes for the mission in ... more >
Supported Worker: Mike & Joan Ross
Country: Mexico
Details: Please pray for their team in Oaxaca, Mexico who were given notice that they have until January to relocate the MAF office at the airport. Praise God for good progress toward building. Pray for wisdom in planning, execution, and funding. Malta (Europe). Population: 422,300 Believers: 1.3%. The most religious nation in Europe, Malta has deeply Catholic sensibilities. The majority regularly attend mass and over 80% feel that their religion is important to them. However, not many Maltese enjoy a personal walk with the living Lord Jesus. Pray that their strong religious tradition may serve as a door into ... more >
Supported Worker: Parkside Church: Westside
Country: United States of America
Details: This fall they have enjoyed getting to gather, learn, and grow together through a variety of groups and events. Many have enjoyed participating in community groups, a handful have been participating in a Gentle & Lowly book study, a group of women have been meeting together monthly for a time of encouragement, and children and student ministries continue to faithfully press on. As they look ahead to Christmas, they are excited about their annual Christmas Store that allows them to serve over 100 families in the community with stockings, gift cards, and Christmas presents. Please pray that families would encounter ... more >
Supported Worker: Chris and Leanne Harrington
Country: Japan
Details: Please pray for their friend’s son. This little boy has a genetic blood disorder that required him to have a blood transplant before age five. He finished the chemotherapy and received the transplant in the middle of November. He needs to be in isolation for a month, remain in the hospital for four months, and then stay quarantined at home for a year. Pray for God’s healing and care for this 4-year-old boy, that his body would accept the healthy blood and begin producing healthy blood quickly. Pray for his 7-year-old brother who cannot be with his mom and brother ... more >
Supported Worker: Mark & Patti Bean
Countries: Peru, United States of America
Details: Thank the Lord with them for the ways he has blessed their ministry and lives: Mark finished adapting a whole set of Bible studies for another Quechua language, this time for Huallaga Quechua. A second recording of the Old Testament is completed, this time for Huaylas Quechua. Like the Huamalies Quechua recording, it is also being prepared for distribution. And they are thankful for so many faithful friends who continue to encourage, pray, and supply their needs. Malawi (Africa). Population: 20,536,979 Believers: 19.6%. The increasing activity of Islam is a significant issue in Malawi. Malawi has a ... more >