Scripture Reading: Psalm 93, Matthew 10:5-42
Heavenly Father, thank You for missionaries. Thank You, God, for guiding their feet into the way of peace. Thank You, Lord, for their commitment and dedication. We thank You for Your countless provisions. Father, how excellent is Your Name in all the earth. You have set Your glory above the heavens. Out of the mouths of babes and nursing infants You have ordained strength, because of Your enemies, that You may silence the enemy and the avenger. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne. Lord, You are such a faithful God. You are our rock, our deliverer in whom we trust. You are worthy to be praised.
Righteous Father, let Your Kingdom come and Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven through missionaries. By faith, we declare that they understand the roles they play in bringing Your plans to fruition. They have the mind of Christ and they hold the thoughts and purposes of His heart. We decree that they hold fast to the profession of their faith without wavering for You are faithful in fulfilling Your promises. Lord, we trust in You that their minds are stayed on things that are true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely and admirable. Missionaries will constantly think about the things that are excellent and worthy of praise. They are doers of the Word and not hearers only. We confess that every missionary will work as unto the Lord. Lord, as they do this, their needs are met according to Your riches in glory in Christ Jesus because of their service to Your Kingdom. Lord, they will serve in humility, harmony and unity with others in the missionary field. They will each serve with a spirit of excellence and a garment of praise.
Holy Spirit, what are additional areas I need to pray for missionaries?
Holy Spirit, please fill each missionary with the knowledge of Your will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding. Stir their hearts to hunger and thirst after You. Father, bless them physically, spiritually, emotionally and financially. Bless their families and homes and bestow upon them traveling mercies. Father, give them favor with all persons they come in contact with and help them to complete every assigned task. Lord, protect them and keep them safe. Fill each of them with joy and pour out Your love upon them.
Forgiving Father, forgive missionaries for all acts of sinfulness, including idolatry, dissension, strife, pride, rebellion, discord, jealousy, injustice, hatred and slander. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).Holy Spirit, remind missionaries of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names and faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He reveals them, say, “I forgive names of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Holy Spirit, help missionaries not to yield to temptation but deliver them from the evil one.
Lord, You are the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. You are worthy to receive glory and honor and power. You created all things and, by Your will, they exist and were created. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 8:1-2, Matthew 6:10, Philippians 2:5, Hebrews 10:23, Philippians 4:8, James 1:22, Colossians 1:10, Colossians 1:9, Matthew 5:6, Matthew 6:13, Revelations 4:11