How to Pray for our Global Partners

How to pray for our Global Partners (adapted from ECC Serve Globally)

Relationship with God
Consistent time in prayer, in God’s Word, in discipleship • a discerning spirit sensitive to God’s call and leading • protection from the lure of temptation and sin • Eyes that recognize God’s power at work in people and situations

Physical and Emotional Health

Good health • Freedom from loneliness, discouragement, and depression • Protection and safety • Consistent sabbath rest and vacation times • Wisdom in personal and ministry financial management

Family Life

Healthy relationships; open communication • Peace regarding family left behind • Wisdom in parenting; happy, healthy children

Communication

Sensitivity toward and healthy adaptation to different cultures • Ever increasing language skills • Understanding and open relationships with ministry partners

Effective Ministry
Healthy time boundaries, knowing when to say, “no” • Awareness of where God is at work and courage to join God there • Open doors for demonstration and proclamation of the Gospel • Responsive hearers

Relationship with Co-workers

Honesty and openness with other missionaries, national colleagues • Affirmation from and appreciation for others • Submission to one another in love • The ability to relax, play, enjoy, and laugh with one another • Healthy collegiality with home ministry office staff

Place of Service
Good cooperation local churches and ministry groups • Finding favor with local power structures • Peace and stability