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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 Worker: Indigenous Church-Planting Training in Arab and Muslim Countries
Details: In late December, after a month of training in South Sudan, 90 students and 19 pastors split into teams to visit villages in the surrounding area. In the first two weeks, they reached 16,000 people with the Good News and 14,783 have accepted Christ! Pray that these thousands of new believers will be able to be discipled and form churches. Pray that their goal of sending 100,000 Bibles to South Sudan will be reached. Pray for Brother Philip to be filled with the Holy Spirit and power as he teaches in Chad. Pray for God's protection ... more >
Supported Worker: Health for Her (formerly Alternaterm)
Country: United States of America
Details: With newly elected county administrators taking office, pray for God’s continued protection of the center and their work. Pray for the health and well-being of all essential staff from COVID-19 as they minister to women with unwanted pregnancies. Pray that the hearts of the women they serve will be open to Christ. Bosnia (Europe). Population: 3,676,677 Believers: 0.1%. Evangelical believers have increased significantly but still represent only a miniscule proportion of the population. Pray for believers and their witness in this divided land. Bosnia is not a spiritually receptive place; pray that many hearts might open to ... more >
Supported Worker: Equipping Servants International (ESI)
Countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Uruguay, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Details: Praise God for the five ESI groups meeting in Guatemala. They report good progress in their study through the book of Romans. Many of the 50 participants give testimony of how God is speaking deeply into their lives, and how they are getting serious about Jesus and the gospel as the passion and center of their lives and ministries. Thank God for good reports from ESI participants in other countries studying through the Bible. Even with COVID-19 restrictions, ESI still has 2,200 participants meeting in 176 groups in 15 countries. Pray that the Lord will use the study of ... more >
Supported Worker: Scranton Road Bible Church
Country: United States of America
Details: Ask the Lord to bless a new process for discipleship which they are implementing for their teen ministry. Praise the Lord for new members, new baptisms, and renewed commitments to the Lord. Pray for discernment as they begin raising up and training new men for leadership as elders. Pray for God’s continued wisdom for their leadership as they navigate COVID-19 in 2021 and the complexities of increased needs in their neighborhood. Bermuda (North America). Population: 65,846 Believers: 24.3%. Bermuda is an earthly paradise, and Christianity is a strong part of its heritage. Sadly, the appearance of religion takes ... more >
Supported Worker: Johannes (& Mathapelo) Thaele
Country: South Africa
Details: Thank the Lord that their Christmas celebration was wonderful and worshipful. Pray that God will favor their church in South Africa with encouragement at a time when so many people are worried, stressed, and concerned for their health. The country finds itself in the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and regulations have closed churches. Pray for God’s protection for the poor, for those who lack medical assistance, and for those most vulnerable to infection. The high death rate has produced a shortage of coffins; some families have even resorted to digging up old coffins in which to bury their ... more >
Supported Worker: B & J in the United States
Details: In reading Ephesians 4:11-12 recently, B & J were reminded of how Christ equips the saints for the work of ministry. Encouraged, they persevere in daily prayer and gospel works as the Lord directs their steps so that they can be fruitful for him. Time spent with former teammates was also encouraging as they witnessed their perseverance during these uncertain times and their desire to go back overseas. Pray with B & J as they seek God’s will about returning to overseas missions. Also, pray for them as they serve in their local church: B praying and teaching in ... more >
Supported Worker: The City Mission
Country: United States of America
Details: Many challenges face the mothers, children, and staff of Laura’s Home including remote learning and children needing special care. Please pray that more volunteers would feel called to serve at Laura's Home daily so they can provide additional support for these needs. Pray also that the Holy Spirit will work in the hearts of all residents-making his transforming power evident to their family and friends. Pray for Logan, who joined the Crossroads Safety and Security team. Pray for the effectiveness of a course titled, “Touch of Reality,” to minister to men overcoming trauma. Pray for The City Mission ... more >
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