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: Wes & Nancy Collins
Countries: Guatemala, Peru, United States of America
Details: Pray for the Collins’ coworker, Byron in Guatemala, a man of many talents and deep faith. His radio program is considered an “essential service” in his hometown and outlying areas. He has been a fount of information about the Coronavirus and about news throughout the area while providing daily Scripture reading and comments. His voice is about shot, and his doctor has asked him to take it easy. Pray for a good solution. People depend on him for news and Christian encouragement. The radio program is funded by the local Mam churches and friends. Georgia (Asia). The small but deeply ... more >
Supported Worker: Andrew & Angie James
Country: Uruguay
Details: Please play that God would continue to open doors for them to connect and reach unbelievers with the gospel. Please pray specifically for the salvation of Hermes, the husband of one of the members of the church. He is an atheist and had refused to even step into a church for several years; but over the last year has agreed to periodically attend church with his wife. The Gambia (Africa). Young people have flocked to Banjul (the capital) and are increasingly subject to Western culture at the expense of their traditional values. Pray that God would raise-up a new generation ... more >
Supported Worker: Fieldstone Counseling
Country: United States of America
Details: Fieldstone is thankful to celebrate three years of being open. Pray for their annual fundraiser happening virtually on September 24th. Please continue to pray for the counseling staff and counselees as they meet in-person and remotely for counseling sessions. Pray that their new support groups forming in the fall would reach and serve those in need. Gabon (Africa). Prosperity teaching is a foreign element that has made rapid inroads into the Gabonese Church. In a poverty-stricken country, such promises of health and wealth are met with great hope, but generally only the pastor sees any prosperity. Pray for responsible teaching ... more >
Supported Worker: Johannes (& Mathapelo) Thaele
Country: South Africa
Details: Johannes and his wife are well again and most grateful for our prayers, support, and concern. Parkside donations made last month for their COVID-19 response have brought a positive message of Christianity to more than 100 families. The impact has made their community desire to come to church in large numbers to hear the word of God. Unfortunately, in most cases they have had to send some people away because of the pandemic limit of 50 people. At the Center more than a hundred children come to the Good News Club to sing, pray, and hear the Word of God ... more >
Supported Worker: Shoreline Church
Country: United States of America
Details: Please pray for the church as they begin women's Bible studies in September and think about how to restart the children's ministry sometime this fall. Pray also for their pastors and elders as they continue to make decisions on how they meet and other issues that come up during this time. They are thankful for all who are praying for them. France (Europe). Most French have a profound ignorance of, or indifference to, the gospel, many having never meaningfully encountered it. Yet, the relativism of postmodernity has generated acute emptiness and existential angst; as many have noted, this ... more >
Supported Worker: Kep & Debbie James
Country: Bolivia
Details: Please continue to pray for the COVID-19 situation in Bolivia. Hospitals continue to be overwhelmed with inadequate supplies of oxygen and medicine. Many businesses have failed, leaving families destitute. The ILC Church family is actively providing food to struggling families. Amid many challenges, God is drawing people to Himself. Please pray that the Lord will use their Bolivian church as an instrument in His hands to point many people to Christ and His Word. Finland (Europe). Humanism, secularism, and materialism have strangleholds on most Finns. Christians may number 84% of the population, but society is effectively a secular one. Interest ... more >
Supported Worker: Brian (& Maria) Walls
Country: United States of America
Details: With many schools going virtual and with many students without Wi-Fi, a safe study space, or enough food at home, YFC is looking at hosting young people at their City Life Center on the urban west side and also at other ministry centers during the day. Because of the current restrictions on large group gatherings, they are focusing on small group ministry in suburban, urban, or jail settings. Pray for wisdom as they select curriculum dealing with life issues that then can lead into introducing the students to Jesus. Thank God that Grace Haven ministry is picking up a lot ... more >