The Syzygy prayer network
We believe that prayer is the number one need of every mission worker. A regular feature of St Paul’s letters was a request for prayer that the gospel would spread through his ministry. If he needed prayer as part of his missionary endeavours, how much more do we! As J O Fraser observed when he realised that the breakthroughs in his ministry to the Lisu people of China were directly linked to the prayer of his supporters in the UK:
Solid, lasting missionary work is done on our knees.
So we’re committed to praying, and helping others to pray, for our mission partners worldwide. We blog frequently about the need for prayer, and often tag it in our other blogs.
For this reason, we’ve set up the Syzygy prayer network for mission workers with prayer needs. If this is you, just email email@example.com and your message will be automatically forwarded to everyone who’s in our prayer network. Please don’t send us your regular prayer letters – just a short sentence to cover your emergency needs. Remember that we’ve got no control over what people do with it, so you might need to be discreet in what you say, particularly if you serve in a CAN.
If you’d like to join our prayer network and pray for world mission needs, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add you to the circulation list. This is not an onerous task. We don’t inundate people with prayer requests. We send out one or two one-liners each month. When you receive a prayer request from us, please don’t forward emails or pin them on noticeboards as there may be security implications for the sender. You can also find specific prayer needs mentioned regularly in our blogs particularly on the Featured Ministry entries.
For those of you who’d like to pray for particular countries or issues, we recommend the World Prayer Map. It is updated regularly by a variety of mission partners across the world, and can be accessed by country or by topic. Click here to access it.