Pray for Missionaries

Pray for Missionaries

GFA national workers have dedicated their lives to sharing Christ’s love with others. They minister in a variety of places, living sacrificially and compassionately responding to the needs around them.

As members of their communities, national workers have unique insight into the needs and challenges within the community. They are burdened when people are plagued by disease caused by their lack of clean water and proper sanitation, and they seek to provide solutions, like Jesus Wells and toilets. They are moved with compassion for widows and leprosy patients whom others have scorned, and they seek to care for their needs. They are troubled when they see people struggling in abject poverty, and they seek to help them rise out of it through income-generating gifts that provide steady income and through tutoring and literacy classes that offer hope for the future.

These workers are on the front lines. God is using them mightily, helping transform entire communities, but the work is far from finished. Billions more people still need to hear of Christ’s love.

Please join us in praying this month for national workers.


Pray for GFA Workers’ Well-being

Pray for GFA Workers’ Well-being

National workers often serve in multiple villages, sometimes traveling by foot to visit these villages every week. These GFA workers put in long hours investing in lives and communities, and they don’t always see the fruit of their labor. This can be exhausting, both physically and spiritually, and they are subject to the same diseases other community members fall prey to. They need health and strength for the Lord’s work.

Please pray GFA workers will be healthy, both physically and spiritually, to carry out God’s call on their lives. Pray for endurance, that they will not grow weary in doing good (see 2 Thessalonians 3:13). Pray for spiritual renewal and growth.


Pray for GFA Workers’ Families

Pray for GFA Workers’ Families

For GFA workers who are married, ministry often involves, or at least affects, the entire family. Family members frequently minister side-by-side, and the family home may be used for ministry purposes. Wives will oftentimes take on the mantle of leading the women’s ministry in the community. Persecution also affects the entire family. The enemy loves to attack the God-ordained institution of family, and a family that is serving in ministry often becomes a target.

Please pray for the health of GFA workers’ families, that God will protect them from attack as well as disease. Pray missionaries will have a healthy balance between ministry and family.


Pray for Provision

Pray for Provision

Every GFA worker needs to be equipped with proper tools. These tools may include a bicycle that enables them to minister in more villages, projection equipment to show films about Jesus or gifts that tangibly meet the needs of others. Missionaries also need general provisions for basic living expenses. How are they to share Christ’s love unless they are sent (Romans 10:15)?

Please pray God will provide for every need of these GFA national workers and equip them with the tools necessary to fulfill His calling. Pray God will raise up partners in ministry who will support workers on the field.


Pray for the Lord’s Guidance

Pray for the Lord’s Guidance

GFA national workers often serve in impoverished communities, where the needs are many. Approximately 689 million people worldwide live on less than $2 a day and often lack basic necessities, such as clean water. There are various ways GFA workers can help individuals, families and communities, but as they seek ways to show the tangible love of Christ, they need wisdom to best prioritize needs and discern what will be most beneficial in specific situations.

Please pray for GFA national workers to have supernatural insight and wisdom regarding the needs within their communities. Pray they will have divine direction as they go about their work and interact with others.


Pray for Favor

Pray for Favor

Scripture speaks of submission to governing authorities (see Romans 13:1), and GFA national workers follow the laws of their respective nations to the best of their ability while going about the Lord’s work. This has become particularly imperative during the COVID-19 pandemic with various restrictions in place. GFA workers often need positive relationships with local authorities to continue their work. They also need favor with the men, women and children they minister to—that God would go before these missionaries and open people’s hearts to His love.

Please pray God will go before GFA workers and prepare the way, giving them favor with government officials as well as individuals. Pray that the “seed” missionaries scatter will find good soil and produce good fruit (see Matthew 13:3-9). Pray God will prepare hearts to receive His love and establish His work through these missionaries.


Pray for Supernatural Power

Pray for Supernatural Power

National workers can do only so much in their own power; they need the power of the Holy Spirit to carry out their divine purpose. GFA workers often minister to people struggling with addiction or physical ailments and need the Holy Spirit’s power to bring freedom and healing. As in the book of Acts, these signs and wonders not only affect the individual’s predicament but display God’s power in a way that transforms hearts. These things are accomplished “‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord of hosts” (Zechariah 4:6).

Please pray GFA national workers will be full of the Holy Spirit’s power and God will work mightily through them. Pray God moves supernaturally among His people, especially GFA workers.


  Print these prayer requests out for your convenience.

Join the Prayer Team


Join with us as we lift up in prayer the people of Asia and their needs. Receive prayer request with a special focus each month from Asia. You can have a part in ministering to those in need, through our most powerful tool, prayer.

Hide this / Don't show me again