In our lead-up to the Global Day of Prayer on May 27, we’ll be focusing on prayer for unreached countries and peoples and the persecuted church in at least 10 specific countries.
As part of that process, we’ve created new categories, and updated our sidebar and added links to additional prayer resources.
As far as categories, some of the new blog categories here are:
Global Intercession (a top level category), with subcategories, including
In terms of updates to the sidebar, see these sidebar categories:
- Missions, Evangelism, Persecution
- Prayer Resources & websites
- Praying for the Nations
In that final section, we expect to post links to prayer resources for a number of specific unreached countries, so that section will grow over the coming days and weeks.
Here are a few excellent sites that we highly recommend.
Operation World if you plan to only visit one website re: prayer for the nations, this is probably the one to focus on! Think of it as an encyclopedia of information for prayer about each country of the world!
Prayercast: this is a site I’ve just discovered, following a link on the Global Day of Prayer site. It has links to wonderful high quality “prayer videos” for dozens of countries around the world, including a number of the 10 countries we plan to focus on here at Lent & Beyond.
30 days of prayer for the Muslim World – they produce a prayer guide for use each Ramadan to help Christians pray for Muslim countries and peoples, but there are lots of helpful prayer resources year round
Global Prayer 365 – resources to help promote daily prayer for the countries of the world. Very interactive. There’s a prayer wall where visitors can record their own prayers for various countries.
New Wineskins Prayer Calendar – pray for Anglican missionaries and ministries daily
Prayer Resources for the Persecuted Church – some helpful prayer resources to mobilize prayer for persecuted believers, from the website of the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (which is in November each year)
And definitely don’t forget the Global Day of Prayer site itself – it has resources for use during the full year, including regular prayer alerts for various countries. It is becoming kind of a central “clearinghouse” for organizing and disseminating prayer requests and news from many different prayer initiatives and websites.