Zion Baptist Church
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Baptist Missionary Association of America
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2013 Missionaries 50 Days Prayer Calendar
God didn't have to commission us. He could have written the Gospel across the sky. He could have written it on the back of every man's hand. But He chose to partner with us in the Great Commission. And He set the pattern for us to follow.
We partner with God by praying, giving, and going. And we partner with one another through BMAA Missions. We're not here to do missions for you. Our purpose is not just to collect and distribute money or administrate a missionary program. We're here to partner with you and your church to fulfill the Great Commission. We call it "Partnering in the Great CoMission." That's what "50 Days of Prayer & Partnership" is all about. And that's the whole idea behind this Perpetual Prayer Calendar.
You, your church, BMAA Missions, and God. Partnering together to win the world for Christ, by His power and for His glory. That's the power of partnership.
Missionaries Need "Real Life" Prayer
Missionaries are people just like us. They are not necessarily "super-Christians" that live above the regular needs and stresses of everyday life. They have special prayer needs, so here are some ways that you can pray for them and their families.
Most international missionaries live in constant exposure to diseases. Food and water must be prepared safely. Pray for God's shield of protection.
Learning how to talk, shop, preach, and converse in a foreign language is a difficult experience. Pray that God would provide a supernatural grasp of the language.
Due to differences in customs, misunderstandings can arise even among Christian brothers. Pray for cross-cultural understanding.
Family life is often harder to maintain on the mission field because of heavy schedules of preaching, frequent moves, and furloughs. Pray for missionary kids and their parents.