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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 Rivera, Neri Rivera
Country: Mexico
Details: Please pray that God would give Edgar wisdom in directing the MAF work in Mexico. Pray for them as they minister to 60 children in a local Children’s Home. Pray for their own children as they study and especially for Juan as he desires to be a missionary pilot. Pray for healing for Edgar’s back. Pray for wisdom for Neri as he works with several Equipping Servants (ESI) groups in Chiapas and starts a new church plant in Tapachula. They are thankful for a dependable car. Pray for Karina as she leads several evangelistic Bible studies for women. Praise God ... more >
Supported Worker: The City Mission
Country: United States of America
Details: Praise the Lord that Star, a part of the New Horizons Housing Program, was able to move into her house in time for Christmas. Thank God for the donations and outpouring of volunteer help during the holiday season, enabling the ministry to help the hurting and homeless. Pray that volunteers would become involved long-term in this important work. Eleven new hires were made in Nov. and need our prayers. Please pray for Crossroads and Laura’s Home as they transition to a more robust data system. Pray that God would bless it as a tool for serving their clients in new ... more >
Supported Worker: Kep & Debbie James
Country: Bolivia
Details: Pray for the 100 pastors and church leaders who attended the ESI Facilitator Training activity in Guatemala in Dec. In Jan., six new ESI groups begin in Guatemala and three new groups in Buenos Aires and Cordoba, Argentina. Pray that the Lord will use these studies in Romans to form a commitment to the gospel and a passion for Jesus in many lives. Pray for Pastor Sebastian in Bogota as he and his ESI team help and encourage pastors in Venezuela. Pray for the work among the Bolivian Tacana First Nations communities, that the Lord will strengthen the three existing ... more >
Supported Worker: The Women's Clinic of Cleveland (formerly Alternaterm)
Country: United States of America
Details: As the new year begins, the Women’s Clinic staff desires a fresh vision and strength to carry out the task before them of helping women faced with unwanted pregnancies. Pray for their new office manager joining them in January. Their mentorship program needs more collaboration with local churches. Pray that God would move in the hearts of believers to share this burden. Spa bag items are needed to present to clients as a way of expressing love and concern. Haryana, State of India (Asia). Six thousand villages have no Christian witness or outreach. Also, 10 peoples of populations over 100 ... more >
Supported Worker: Chris and Leanne Harrington
Country: Japan
Details: Praise God for the many opportunities their ministry friends and church family had to share Christ during the Christmas holiday. The idea of God choosing to come to earth, to live and to die on their behalf in order to have a relationship with them is such amazing news in Japan where so many pray to idols of stone, who are unable hear their prayers and with whom no relationship is possible. Please pray for their ministry friends and church family as they are given opportunity to share more truth with those who came to Christmas events. Gujarat, State of ... more >
Supported Worker: Shoreline Church
Country: United States of America
Details: Please pray for their pastors and elders as they plan for membership classes for the coming year, as well as a re-launch of some ministries. Please also pray for the first baptism in their new home on January 19! Pray for those who will be baptized and for those who will be in attendance. Goa, State of India (Asia). Goa is a beautiful, bio-diverse area that attracts many tourists from India and the world each year. But with this come structures of sin, such as drug trafficking and child prostitution. Pray for a government that will act decisively to end ... more >
Supported Worker: Johannes Thaele
Country: South Africa
Details: This year Rev Johannes Thaele was busy focusing on the logistics of the childcare centre and they saw the hand of God upon every step he took to make sure that the centre meets the requirements of Health and Welfare SETA. They thank God for all the people who played a crucial role in helping them to achieve this. At the end of Nov., different stakeholders amalgamated in Grassland School Hall to pray for crime, drug abuse and the violence against women and children. They praise God that the community worked together that day. Johannes Thaele is also ministering at ... more >
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