My mother taught me, by example, to pray for Nazarene missionaries… every day! One way to pray for Nazarene missionaries more frequently and specifically is to devote each day of the week to a different aspect of their lives.
Sunday: Their Spiritual Life – That the Lord will grace them with the ability and desire to grow in Christ-likeness through daily devotions and family alter time.
Monday: Their Health – That the Lord, our Healer, will keep them strong in body, mind, and spirit.
Tuesday: Their Culture – That the Lord will help them master the language and make adjustments necessary to the cultural changes they face.
Wednesday: Their Relationships – That the Lord will empower them to love each other, their neighbors, their classmates and friends… other missionaries too! We pray for love and unity!
Thursday: Their Ministry – That the Lord will equip them for specific ministry assignments… for the anointing of the Holy Spirit upon them.
Friday: Spiritual Warfare – For victory over the enemy… for the whole armor of God… for the weapons of warfare.
Saturday: National Revival – That revival will come to the nation.
What would happen if every Nazarene partnered with a missionary family in this way? I challenege you to find out.
Dr. Bud Reedy
*edited for website publication