top of page

Pray For The Nations

the harvest is plentiful

Why We Pray

 In Exodus 32 and again in Exodus 33, we see God passing judgement on Israel and Moses interceding for them. Each time Moses intercedes, the Lord relents. In these acts, Moses sets an example of what it means to go before the Lord and intercede on a people’s behalf. The greatest example we have, of course, is Jesus Christ who is seated at the right hand of God the Father and intercedes for us (Romans 8:34; Hebrews 7:25). Not only that, Christ told his disciples in Matthew 9:37-38, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

At Redeemer Fellowship Church, we recognize it is not always possible for all of us to go to the nations. However, we can and must intercede in prayer every day for people around the world. Thus, on the first Sunday of every month we dedicate a portion of our Sunday morning service to pray for a specific people group, nation, or missionary. We pray for the Lord to save the lost, for believers to be encouraged and faithful to their mission to share the gospel, and for our congregation to support them in whatever way the Lord instructs. We also encourage our congregation to take a prayer card and spend the entire month praying over that specific people group or person.

the month of January

The African Church

Image by Annie Spratt

In December we spent the month praying for the International Mission Board (IMB) and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and we were able to raise $700 for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. For the month of January, we will be specifically praying for the African Church.

  • 660 Million Evangelicals in the World

  • 185 Million in Africa (28%)

  • 107 Million in North America

  • Africa has the fastest growth rate of Christianity

  • Africa has one of the fastest growth rates of extremist Islam

  • In Uganda, Islamic extremists have urged attacks on churches to thwart the growth of Christianity.

  • In the Central African Republic (70% Christian), more than 50,000 Christians displaced from their homes, churches, and communities.

  • Northern Mozambique in 2020, Islamists beheaded and dismembered many Christians.

  • In the DRC, 90% Christian, an area had 25 churches now has eight. Other churches in that group were closed, and six pastors were killed.

quick facts

Image by Ian Macharia
Image by bennett tobias
Image by Junior REIS

how can we pray?

  1. They would devote themselves to the teaching of the Word

  2. They would devote themselves to the fellowship

  3. They would devote themselves to proclaiming the Gospel

  4. They would devote themselves to prayer

bottom of page