PRAY FOR THE MISSION TEAM IN SOUTH ASIA
HOW TO PRAY FOR OUR TEAM IN SOUTH ASIA:
1. The Team- Spiritual Protection and Unity: Robbie, Taylor, Dave
Ask God to unite our team, the national Pastor (R——), and our IMB partner (K——). Psalm 133:1, Col 3:12-14
Ask God to help our team communicate clearly with one another and with the translator as they train, equip and minister to Believers in the area. Pray there would be clarity and grace in all communication, leaving no room for confusion, assumptions or mistranslation.
Ask God to draw near to K——’s wife and new baby as he joins our team for the week. Is 42:6, 2 Thes 3:3-4
Ask God to lead and direct our team by His Spirit to find other Bing people and villages, even miraculously as He sent Philip to the eunuch in Acts 8.
2. The Work- Equipping and Training local believers: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday are training days where our team will teach and equip national pastors and leaders.
Ask God to “open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ...that [we] may make it clear in the way [we] ought to speak.” Col 4:3-4
Thank God for R—— (national Pastor with whom our team will meet and minister) asking Him to use our team to refresh R—— with purpose, strength, and faith. 2 Tim 1:3-7
Ask God for specific areas our team can help spur R—— on in love and good deeds. Heb 10:24
Ask God to use our team to disciple, equip and train R—— in ways that will bear fruit 30, 60, 100 times more in Nepal. Mk 4:20
Ask God to come down and speak, pouring His power and anointing on those gathered as He did in Numbers 11:17.
Ask that in all aspects of the meetings and training, anyone who speaks would speak the words of God, anyone who serves would do so with the strength God provides, so that God would be praised through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 4:11
3. Equipping For National Pastor R—— (not Bing but going to Bing village)
Ask God to encourage and him up as he hosts and assists in the planning for our team for the first time. 1 Thes 5:11, Deut 1:38
As R—— gathers other national believers to be trained by our team, ask God to surround him with favor as with a shield, that these leaders would become an authentic community that protect and encourage one another. Ps 5:12
Ask God to gather each believer that would benefit from these trainings and connections. Ps 127:1, Mt 18:20
Ask God to fill R—— with love, wisdom and knowledge as he disciples the new Bing Believers weekly, that they may all walk in a manner worthy of the Lord and bear fruit even as they first begin growing in the knowledge of God. Col 1:8-10
Personally ask God to fill R—— with all the fullness of God using Paul's prayer in Ephesians 3:14-21.
Ask specifically for protection from the things that make it hard for you to live wholeheartedly for Jesus (family who disagree, distraction, weariness, loneliness, gossiping friends, etc.)
4. For Bing Believers-
R- (Bing man who believed while we were in the Bing village)
B- and his wife (R—— led them to Christ),
N- (he is a seeker, not yet believed)
Read Acts 2:37-47.
Ask God to do among the Bing what He did through Peter's teaching- pierce the heart, lead to repentance, forgive sins, fill with the Holy Spirit.
Ask God to stir in R-, B- and his wife a desire for baptism and a deep devotion to the Word, to fellowship and to prayer. Ask that N- to believe and confess that Jesus is Lord. Acts 2:42-43, Rom 10:9
Ask God to build a Bing Church from the weekly meeting R—— is having with these new believers and use it to reach many more- entire families to be saved and baptized. Acts 2:46, Heb 10:25
Ask God to cover these new believers with protection, fill them with praise, grant them favor with others and add to their number day by day. Acts 2:47
Ask God to raise up more “persons of peace” among the Bing to receive and carry the Gospel, people with whom believers can rest and rely as they do the work of God. Lk 10:6