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: Johannes (& Mathapelo) Thaele
Country: South Africa
Details: In South Africa they are at level three of the nationwide lockdown with some of the businesses operating with very strict measures. Only 50 people or less can attend a church service. Some choose not to attend because of fear and others because they do not have the required masks. The number of families and people their feeding project has been helping is growing dramatically. They are still in need of masks, sanitizers, and food. Please pray for the provision of God. This month they also started feeding children every Wednesday afternoon with the intention of starting a Good News ... more >
Supported Worker: Scranton Road Bible Church
Country: United States of America
Details: Pray for the further development of their cell group ministry at church for weekend worship. The number almost tripled from week one to two, but many are still reluctant to come. Many who live in low-income housing projects have it extremely difficult. Pray that the church would not lose connection with those who are stressed, hurting financially, and afraid to come out. Pray for creative outreach this summer with food pantry, books, and neighborhood events. Pray for good gospel engagement at a time when many are nervous about being around people. An adapted Ambassadors Soccer Camp is planned for July ... more >
Supported Worker: Mike & Joan Ross
Countries: Mexico, United States of America
Details: Pray for pilots to be called to serve on mission fields around the world. Pray for Mike and Joan as they seek ways to disciple Christians in Latin America who desire to serve in worldwide missions. Pray for continued opportunity for Juan Carlos to get the critical hours of flight experience he needs to become an MAF pilot. Pray for patience, discernment, and wisdom as travel plans are made for July and August. Pray that the training Mike will receive in July will equip him to train others. Pray that God will provide for many in Oaxaca with limited access ... more >
Supported Worker: Brian (& Maria) Walls
Country: United States of America
Details: Pray for their City Life Center volunteer appreciation event (with social distancing) on July 7. Pray for creativity in ways of showing appreciation to their volunteers with the current restrictions. Deaf youth are some of the most unreached because of communication barriers and other issues. Please pray as they investigate launching a deaf ministry called DTQ that already works for other Youth for Christ chapters. Praise the Lord they have been able to hire a handful of staff for the office and the field. Please pray for more youth missionaries for urban outreach (City Life) and private school outreach (Campus ... more >
Supported Worker: Pastoral Assistants
Country: Bolivia
Details: Pray for Pastoral Assistant volunteers in La Paz studying 16 hours each week preparing messages and preaching through the book of Romans. God is using these men to impact increasing numbers of churches in La Paz and Santa Cruz. Pray for Pastor Edgar Mamani, as he pastors the IBM church, trains PA volunteers, and develops ESI among the Tacana First People’s church leaders in the Rurrenebaque region of Bolivia. Bahamas (Caribbean). Christian commitment is low and nominalism widespread, despite nearly all Bahamians claiming to be Christian. Pray for revival and for a missionary vision among believers. Barbados (Caribbean). External challenges ... more >
Supported Worker: The City Mission
Country: United States of America
Details: Praise God there were no COVID-19 cases found in Laura’s Home and pray for the summer programs for the children as they comply with the limitations on groups sizes and activities. Pray that the children feel loved and cared for. Crossroads also reports no COVID-19 cases. Pray for the staff and men as they adjust to a new schedule and guidelines as classes start back up. Pray for the summer interns and volunteers. Pray also for Bianca and her family as they prepare for their move in early July to their new home. Azerbaijan (Asia). The openness and freedoms immediately ... more >
Supported Worker: Mike & Cindy in the U.S.
Details: Pray for their daughter Rachel’s wedding to Austin on July 11, that the joyful event would bring glory to God and that He would bless this beginning of their life together as the center of their relationship. Austria (Europe). Austria, a nation of culture, music, art and beautiful scenery, lies for the most part spiritually empty. While 84% of Austrians believe in God (high for Europe), few have met Jesus personally. Rates of suicide, abortion, and alcoholism indicate the great need for spiritual foundations. Pray for the shell of religion in this nation to be filled by the living presence ... more >