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Pray for churches in Vietnam – whether they’ve been able to take services online or have had to stop meeting due to COVID-19. Pray that church members would meet with God personally and grow in their faith.

Vietnam / 10 July 2020

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Australia / 14 July 2020

The OMF Australia center is exploring missional business opportunities. Pray for God to send the right people to advise, assist and go.

Australia / 11 July 2020

Pray for David Loon as he brings some new people on board to the OMF Australia Finance and Administration team. Pray for the Victoria team as they move offices soon.

Vietnam / 10 July 2020

Pray for churches in Vietnam – whether they’ve been able to take services online or have had to stop meeting due to COVID-19. Pray that church members would meet with God personally and grow in their faith.

Thailand / 09 July 2020

Many churches in Thailand are involved in supporting the poor during this time. Pray for wisdom to know how to help in a truly helpful way. May not only the “squeaky wheel get the grease.” The truth is that the general Thai population now sees hunger as the bigger threat than the virus. Pray for […]

Philippines / 08 July 2020

Pray that the current quarantine and travel ban measures will be successful in stemming the spread of the virus in the Philippines and that the measures taken will enable the medical sector to increase its capacity to handle the amount of cases.

Australia / 08 July 2020

Give thanks for a family in Western Australia starting the application process as long term workers with OMF in Taiwan. Pray for God to direct their application and preparation while studying in Bible college. Continue to pray for new workers from Australia to commit to serve in East Asia.

Myanmar / 07 July 2020

Pray for the Myanmar sign language Bible translation team, as most deaf people have difficulty reading the Burmese Bible. Praise for good relationships with this Bible translation team. One colleague has been asked to draw pictures of Bible stories like a Bible cartoon. This method helps sign language translators to see the Bible in a […]

Canada / 07 July 2020

In mid-February Melissa assumed the directorship of the OMF Canada Mobilization team. The team has been re-formulating the department’s vision, mission, and values. Praise God for what He has shown them so far. Pray for the team as they put these principles into ministry practise.

Cambodia / 06 July 2020

Pray for those in Cambodia who have lost their livelihoods due to the pandemic. Ask that Christians will be able to show love and support to their neighbours in this situation. May they find that God is the one who provides for their daily needs.

Taiwan / 05 July 2020

For those preparing to become long-term missionaries, please equip them. Please help the Taiwanese churches and mission agencies partner well, and be able to work well together to support these missionaries.

Australia / 05 July 2020

Pray for new online ministries and resources being developed by OMF Australia. Pray for the Serve Asia Long Term mission interest group that meets virtually. Pray for the Lord to use this meeting to help many in the group to prepare themselves well for long term cross cultural ministry. Pray for new people to join […]

South Korea / 04 July 2020

Lord, thank you for your church in South Korea. Please use your people in South Korea to bless the peoples of East Asia. Work through your church to send many people to East Asians to share the good news about Jesus.

United States / 04 July 2020

Pray for the OMF (U.S.) Communications team as they continue producing hope-filled content to encourage Americans and share about East Asia’s peoples.

Canada / 04 July 2020

The OMF Canada office reopened June 15. Due to the pandemic, protocols are in place and there are limits to numbers in the office at one time. May God guide the decisions being made regarding the future work setting and team dynamics.

DPRK / 03 July 2020

Lord, you know about the difficulties facing believers in the DPRK. Please protect them, strengthen their faith and give them opportunities to tell others about you.

Japan / 02 July 2020

Pray for missionaries in Japan to know what God requires of them at this time and that they would rely upon him for strength.

Australia / 02 July 2020

As Australia lifts restrictions, pray for OMF Australia to have wisdom in knowing where to mobilise, as well as how and when to reconnect with different organisations and people. Pray for connections that were put on hold for the past few months. Pray that we will know how much to continue online as things start […]

United States / 01 July 2020

Due to COVID-19, many OMF (U.S.) workers are still unable to return to their normal ministry locations in Asia. Please pray for openings for them to return at the appropriate time.

Canada / 01 July 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, two families, two couples, and four individuals returned to Canada. Several others on Home Assignment who were scheduled to return to Asia have had to remain in Canada. Pray for borders to open in God’s timing. Pray for visas and work permits that need to be re-negotiated; this is not […]

Hong Kong / 01 July 2020

After months of protests, followed by the coronavirus situation, Hong Kong’s economy is facing great challenges. Shops and restaurants have closed and unemployment has increased. In times of need, may believers in Hong Kong experience Jehovah Jireh even more.

Belgium / 30 June 2020

Lord, we pray for Belgium and the state of the church. The harvest is big and the workers are few. We pray for more workers in Belgium. May the gospel touch the hearts of many in Belgium, so that God’s Kingdom may grow there, and new missionaries may be raised to share the gospel to […]

United States / 29 June 2020

Pray for missions conferences happening online this summer in the U.S. Pray that many people will still participate and be challenged to take next steps in their missions journeys.

Canada / 29 June 2020

Pray for the OMF Canada Candidate Department, David and Diane, as they track with candidates who are looking to join OMF. Pray for them also as they mentor and encourage appointees (who have been accepted to an OMF Field of service) who are currently building their prayer and financial support teams.

New Horizons / 29 June 2020

Pray for Andy (OMF’s Europe Strategy Coordinator and Africa Mobilizer) as New Horizons prays to see a small French-speaking East Asia gathering in France later in the year and also follow-up and support for Andrea in exploring partnerships in Africa.

East Asia’s Diaspora / 28 June 2020

Many of our East Asian friends have received some horribly biased comments in light of the news of the coronavirus. Unfortunately, news such as this seems to bring out the ugly side of fear, resulting in prejudice. Pray the Lord comforts those who have experienced these comments and allows others to speak out against such […]

United Kingdom and Ireland / 27 June 2020

Pray for the OMF (UK) Communications team as they develop a number of new prayer resources – pray for creative ideas and design that helps people engage with the content.

United States / 26 June 2020

Pray for healing in the United States. Pray that the American church can help people to grow in understanding each other.

Canada / 26 June 2020

OMF Canada is in urgent need of the following positions: a Publications Coordinator, a Content Manager for the Communications Department, a Receipting Manager for the Finance Department, and a second short-term ministry (Serve Asia) coordinator for mobilization. Pray for the right people to apply.

Switzerland / 26 June 2020

Pray for the boarding Homes “Benaja” and “Mountain View” in Chiang Mai that are led by Swiss couples Matthias & Barbara and Andreas & Ruth. Pray for new boarding home assistants for August 2020, as Josua and Pascal will finish their ministry at the end of the school year ending in June.

Southern Africa / 25 June 2020

Lord, thank you for your work in and through your church in South Africa. We pray that you would use your people in South Africa to spread your gospel to all of East Asia’s peoples. Please continue to grow the church’s vision in missions sending.

Netherlands / 24 June 2020

Pray that the OMF Netherlands’ new strategic communication strategy will bear fruit and that doors will be opened to the hearts and lives of our target groups. Pray that people’s hearts will be moved through the stories shared, leading to the praise of our Lord and more involvement with global missions.

Germany / 23 June 2020

Please pray for spiritual protection of the body, soul and mind of all OMF Germany members, both home staff in Germany, as well as workers in Asia.

United States / 22 June 2020

Praise God for generous ministry partners who continue to give towards OMF’s ministry during an uncertain economic time.

Canada / 21 June 2020

Pray for two families who have returned to Canada in light of the COVID-19 situation. This return has been a significant disruption for the children and their schooling. Pray they would know the way forward and for God’s peace and comfort during this time.

Mekong Minorities / 20 June 2020

Pray for workers who are unable to return to their homes during this time. Pray that time outside their field of service will be well spent. Pray for children who can’t go to school. Homeschooling is not easy in times of transition.

Skylands / 19 June 2020

Pray for Christians in Mongolia to remember the steady hope they have in Christ and to share that hope with others amidst very uncertain times.

Urban China / 18 June 2020

Please pray for workers who remain in China – that they will be a light in a dark place at this significant point in time. Even if they are limited to communicating with people virtually (including their neighbors), may they be full of grace and hope. Pray also for protection over them physically, mentally and […]

China / 17 June 2020

Lord, we know that you care about people’s physical and spiritual needs. We pray for Christians in China to continue to grow with a vision for serving people holistically – focusing on the practical needs and sharing the hope we have in you.

Singapore / 16 June 2020

Thank you Lord for faithful and committed prayer intercessors in Singapore who have a burden to pray for the unreached people groups. Please lead more people to join in this ministry.

East Asia’s Muslims / 15 June 2020

There are few Christians in Silk Road regions. They often feel afraid, or alone. Pray for the Holy Spirit to comfort and encourage them.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 15 June 2020

OMF UK’s week-long July Home Assignment Workshop – which aims to help OMF workers make the most of their time back in the UK with supporters – is now set to take place virtually. Pray for the planning of this and solutions that are good for both participants and presenters. Please lift up to the […]

New Zealand / 14 June 2020

Pray for OMF New Zealand workers who, due to travel restrictions, are waiting without a location or trip to go on. Pray that they would grow in spiritual maturity and that their faith would deepen during this time. Pray for fuel in their fire for missions. Pray for OMF New Zealand’s Serve Asia team as […]

Malaysia / 13 June 2020

Lord, you know about the shortage of pastors and full-time workers, and theological educators for the church in Malaysia. Please call more Christians into this ministry and help them take up the challenge to serve you in this way.

Indonesia / 12 June 2020

COVID-19 is a solemn warning, reminding many of the brevity and uncertainty of life. Pray that many in Indonesia would be drawn back to the Bible for answers and assurance. Pray also for faithful, bold, and biblically-sound proclamation of the gospel from pastors and all Christians at such a time as this.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 12 June 2020

Pray for OMF UK families facing uncertainty around the next steps for their children – whether it be the return or start of school, or going to university. May they know the Lord’s peace that passes understanding and learn to trust him more in these days.

Australia / 11 June 2020

Pray for God to raise up new workers from Australia to take the good news of Jesus to East Asia. Borders won’t be closed forever. Are we in a position to send new workers when they open? Pray that God will continue to speak to quiet hearts and for people to enquire through OMF to […]

Vietnam / 10 June 2020

Pray for churches in Vietnam – whether they’ve been able to take services online or have had to stop meeting due to COVID-19. Pray that church members would meet with God personally and grow in their faith.

Thailand / 09 June 2020

Many churches in Thailand are involved in supporting the poor during this time. Pray for wisdom to know how to help in a truly helpful way. May not only the “squeaky wheel get the grease.” The truth is that the general Thai population now sees hunger as the bigger threat than the virus. Pray for […]

United Kingdom & Ireland / 09 June 2020

Pray for OMF UK workers and their families across East Asia who find themselves unexpectedly home-schooling over many weeks. Ask the Lord to grant them energy for each day, wisdom for parents to know how to keep children engaged and for good separation of “school” and “family” times.

Philippines / 08 June 2020

Pray for new opportunities and open doors for ministry to emerge out of this crisis in the Philippines and that God’s people will rise up to be his agents of grace.

Myanmar / 07 June 2020

Pray for God’s empowerment upon all the ministries that he has for each Christian worker in Myanmar. Ask God for enablement and fruit in every daily effort to serve the Lord as each of them lives out his or her calling.

Cambodia / 06 June 2020

Pray for those in Cambodia who have lost their livelihoods due to the pandemic. Ask that Christians will be able to show love and support to their neighbours in this situation. May they find that God is the one who provides for their daily needs.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 06 June 2020

Give thanks for OMF UK Area Ministry Teams who volunteer to support candidate processing and OMF workers on home assignment. They have been doing great work continuing this support at this time. Pray for continued energy, creativity and wisdom in these tasks.

Taiwan / 05 June 2020

For those preparing to become long-term missionaries, please equip them. Please help the Taiwanese churches and mission agencies partner well, and be able to work well together to support these missionaries.

South Korea / 04 June 2020

Lord, thank you for your church in South Korea. Please use your people in South Korea to bless the peoples of East Asia. Work through your church to send many people to East Asians to share the good news about Jesus.

DPRK / 03 June 2020

Lord, you know about the difficulties facing believers in the DPRK. Please protect them, strengthen their faith and give them opportunities to tell others about you.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 03 June 2020

Please pray for OMF UK candidates whose studies at Bible colleges have been disrupted due to the lockdown. Give thanks that many of them have been able to continue their studies remotely, but pray the challenges this creates will be minimised as much as possible.

United States / 03 June 2020

Some of the people planning to attend OMF training events during these months are delayed as these events have been canceled or postponed. Please pray that the OMF (U.S.) team can support these future workers as they keep preparing for ministry and waiting on the next step.

Japan / 02 June 2020

Lord, thank you for your church in Japan. Please use your people in Japan to bless the peoples of East Asia. Work through your church to send many people to East Asians to share the good news about Jesus.

Hong Kong / 01 June 2020

Pray that during this time of instability due to COVID-19, there would be no further instability caused by people specifically targetting Christians.

Global / 31 May 2020

Ask God to provide godly leadership for ten OMF centers around the world going through leadership transition. Also pray for the provision of key staff roles at the OMF International Center and other various centers (homeside and field).

United Kingdom & Ireland / 31 May 2020

Pray for OMF UK candidates for long-term service who are still seeking to connect with new supporters virtually. Please pray that this different way of connecting might result in unexpected new and fruitful connections.

United States / 31 May 2020

Pray for many people who hoped to go on a short-term trip this year and who have had those plans canceled. Please pray that they would use this time to grow in their prayer life and understanding of God’s heart for the nations.

Belgium / 30 May 2020

Lord, we pray for Belgium and the state of the church. The harvest is big and the workers are few. We pray for more workers in Belgium. May the gospel touch the hearts of many in Belgium, so that God’s Kingdom may grow there, and new missionaries may be raised to share the gospel to […]

New Horizons / 29 May 2020

A Spanish prayer guide for East Asia has been produced, along with a guide on how to start a prayer group. Praise God for those who helped with graphics and translation. Pray that this will encourage prayer for East Asia’s peoples and lead to prayer movements for East Asia among Spanish speakers.

East Asia’s Diaspora / 28 May 2020

Many of our East Asian friends have received some horribly biased comments in light of the news of the coronavirus. Unfortunately, news such as this seems to bring out the ugly side of fear, resulting in prejudice. Pray the Lord comforts those who have experienced these comments and allows others to speak out against such […]

Philippines / 28 May 2020

Pray for churches and mission agencies in the Philippines to consider how they can use social media to offer a message of hope to the nation.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 28 May 2020

We continue to trust God for our financial needs as an organisation. With uncertain times for economies around the world, pray for the Lord to continue to move his people to give to churches and organisations such as OMF. Pray for wise financial planning.

United States / 28 May 2020

Please pray for OMF (U.S.) mobilizers as they learn how to plan, run and participate in mission events and trainings online.

Australia / 28 May 2020

Give thanks for technology that has enabled OMF Australia to keep working through the pandemic and office closure. Pray for unity as they work in physical isolation from one another. Pray for wisdom for the leadership team as they plan meetings, training events and conferences online. Pray for the interactive online National Conference (Open for […]

United Kingdom and Ireland / 27 May 2020

Due to the COVID-19 situation, short-term placements planned for April, May and June have had to be postponed or cancelled. As the situation develops, placements later in the summer will be reviewed. Pray for those who were planning to go out in the next few months – that God will guide them to other ways […]

Switzerland / 26 May 2020

Pray for the boarding Homes “Benaja” and “Mountain View” in Chiang Mai that are led by Swiss couples Matthias & Barbara and Andreas & Ruth. Pray for new boarding home assistants for August 2020, as Josua and Pascal will finish their ministry at the end of the school year ending in June.

Southern Africa / 25 May 2020

Lord, we thank you for the diversity of the multi-cultural South African church. We pray that this may be used to extend your kingdom as the church partners with mission agencies.

Philippines / 25 May 2020

Pray for Christians throughout the Philippines to draw near to God and consider their life priorities during this time.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 25 May 2020

Pray for the OMF UK finance team as they continue to learn new roles and do various processes for the first time, such as tax year-end figures for OMF workers. Ask for energy, perseverance and wisdom for good ways to train the team virtually.

United States / 25 May 2020

Many OMF workers sent out from the U.S. are not able to be in their normal ministry locations during these months. Please pray for their safety as they stay in other countries temporarily.

Australia / 25 May 2020

Give thanks for God’s provision of an incoming Personnel Manager for OMF Australia. Pray for Paul Jessop, who will serve on the homeside in this role after Ros Harrison retires in September. Pray for a smooth and effective handover. Paul will also be involved in diaspora ministry to Japanese people in Melbourne. Pray for Paul […]

Canada / 25 May 2020

Praise God that thus far the financial situation for OMF Canada has been relatively stable up to this point in time. Pray for continued provision of the resources needed for ministry.

Netherlands / 24 May 2020

Pray that the OMF Netherlands’ new strategic communication strategy will bear fruit and that doors will be opened to the hearts and lives of our target groups. Pray that people’s hearts will be moved through the stories shared, leading to the praise of our Lord and more involvement with global missions.

East Asia’s Muslims / 24 May 2020

Today is the “KaiZhaiJie” Festival (Eid al-Fitr). Some men will worship at the mosque. Most families will feast together. Pray for conversations in China, and in our own lives, about the joy Jesus brings.

Germany / 23 May 2020

Hundreds of Christian calendars in Thai have been distributed among Thais in Germany at the end of last year. Please pray that God’s Word speaks as they meditate on the verses.

East Asia’s Muslims / 23 May 2020

China’s Silk Road people will have a “breaking the fast” feast tonight to celebrate the end of Ramadan. Pray that God will bless relationships as families spend time together this evening.

Philippines / 22 May 2020

Pray for wisdom for the Philippines government to know how and when to begin to allow businesses to re-open.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 22 May 2020

Pray for the OMF UK team to have wisdom in planning events such as prayer days, summer camps for missionary kids and other conferences due to take place later this year. Pray for good, flexible solutions to be found.

United States / 22 May 2020

Praise God that during the COVID-19 situation people in the U.S. are continuing to grow in their compassion for people all around the world. The OMF (U.S.) team is still seeing people inquire about ministry to East Asia’s peoples and work at preparing for future ministry.

Taiwan / 22 May 2020

Pray that churches and Taiwanese Christians will be ready to share the hope and peace they have in Christ.

United States / 22 May 2020

Please pray for U.S. government and public health leaders to have tremendous wisdom and perseverance in leading the U.S. through the COVID-19 outbreak.

Cambodia / 22 May 2020

Pray for OMF workers in Cambodia to spend time wisely and use these unique opportunities to proclaim the gospel of Christ.

Thailand / 22 May 2020

Pray for OMF Thailand and the Church worldwide to hear what the Lord is saying, what he wants to teach us in this time. As OMF Thailand Field Director Ulrich Kohler wrote, “I doubt it is only how to go more high-tech and how to go on with business as usual on other platforms or […]

Australia / 22 May 2020

Pray for our missionary sending churches to continue supporting OMF missionaries in prayer and other needs, that they will “not [cease] to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully […]

Canada / 22 May 2020

Ask God to provide two people to cover the OMF Canada Communications department while the Communications Coordinator is on maternity leave, starting in August. Pray also for a second short-term ministry (Serve Asia) Coordinator to work with Carly.

East Asia’s Muslims / 22 May 2020

Along the Silk Road – and elsewhere in the world – there can be severe misunderstanding and animosity between different ethnicities. Pray for reconciliation and healing.

Canada / 21 May 2020

Pray for OMF Canada’s Personnel and Finance teams as they work hard to meet the needs of the workers affected by the COVID-19.

East Asia’s Muslims / 21 May 2020

During Ramadan, the morning meal is prepared and eaten before sunrise. Pray for God to give patience today to tired people.

Mekong Minorities / 20 May 2020

Pray for those having to spend most of the time in their apartments. One local believer shared that she is spending most of the time reading her Bible and focusing on her translation project. Pray for progress in translating during these times of confinement.

East Asia’s Muslims / 20 May 2020

As well as fasting, Ramadan is traditionally a time for religious devotion and pure living. Pray that people will hear about Jesus’ teachings on purity and devotion.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 19 May 2020

Praise God for an excellent training day recently on Zoom in partnership with Friends International and the OMF UK team that helped people think about reaching international students and how to prepare to thrive as Christians when they return to their home countries. Almost one hundred people, from four different continents, signed in! Give thanks […]

United States / 19 May 2020

Praise God for generous ministry partners who continue to give towards OMF’s ministry during an uncertain economic time.

Taiwan / 19 May 2020

With all short-term teams to Taiwan cancelled for the summer, many special outreaches are also cancelled. OMF workers in Taiwan are wondering what they can do with limited help to reach out to local schools or communities during that time. Pray for wisdom and creativity for how to make the most of whatever opportunities arise.

Japan / 19 May 2020

Pray for missionaries in Japan to know what God requires of them at this time and that they would rely upon him for strength.

Skylands / 19 May 2020

Pray for Christians in Mongolia to remember the steady hope they have in Christ and to share that hope with others amidst very uncertain times.

Cambodia / 19 May 2020

Pray that any Cambodians fearful of COVID-19 will have opportunities to hear the good news of Jesus.

Vietnam / 19 May 2020

Pray for Vietnamese Christians to be a good witness to those around them, always ready to give a reason for the hope that they have in Jesus.

Thailand / 19 May 2020

Pray for many Thais to be asking questions about life and faith during this time of crisis and for many start to follow Christ.

Philippines / 19 May 2020

Pray for new opportunities and open doors for ministry to emerge out of this crisis in the Philippines and that God’s people will rise up to be his agents of grace.

Australia / 19 May 2020

Pray for God to raise up new workers from Australia to take the good news of Jesus to East Asia. Borders won’t be closed forever. Are we in a position to send new workers when they open? Pray that God will continue to speak to quiet hearts and for people to enquire through OMF to […]

Canada / 19 May 2020

Praise God for his leading Jimmy to take the role of OMF Canada’s Director of Operations & Corporate Engagements. He will be representing the National Director in the eastern part of Canada, both inside and outside the organization. Praise the Lord also for the provision of a replacement for his previous role as Mentorship Coordinator.

East Asia’s Muslims / 19 May 2020

Muslim communities mark tonight as the “Night of Power.” Many worshippers will spend the entire night in prayer. Pray for China’s Silk Road tonight, that the Holy Spirit will reveal the power of God.

Urban China / 18 May 2020

Please pray for workers who remain in China – that they will be a light in a dark place at this significant point in time. Even if they are limited to communicating with people virtually (including their neighbors), may they be full of grace and hope. Pray also for protection over them physically, mentally and […]

East Asia’s Muslims / 18 May 2020

Silk Road people strongly desire the respect and honor of their neighbors and community. Pray for people to find honor in moral and spiritual strength, rather than material wealth.

China / 17 May 2020

God, thank you for church leaders in China. In the more restrictive environment, please help each of them facing difficult challenges. We pray for each of the communities they lead to stand firm in their faith.

East Asia’s Muslims / 17 May 2020

Isaiah 58:6 asks, “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice…?” Pray that God will bring compassion and wisdom to leaders who supervise justice in their districts in Silk Road areas.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 16 May 2020

Give thanks for OMF Area Representatives around the United Kingdom. During the COVID-19 lockdown, they have been able to run prayer meetings and training events virtually. Pray for fruit from these events and for wisdom to know what to put their time into.

United States / 16 May 2020

Praise God for the safety and protection for OMF (U.S.) team members during the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S.

Taiwan / 16 May 2020

Pray for OMF Taiwan workers to have all of the prayer, financial and practical support they need to continue in their ministry. Home assignment is usually a vital time to renew connections with supporters and to engage with new churches.

Japan / 16 May 2020

Pray for the leaders—in our nations, organisations, school, medical communities—to have wisdom in handling the current situation.

Singapore / 16 May 2020

God, please raise up more candidates in Singapore who sense your leading to serve in Myanmar and Vietnam.

Cambodia / 16 May 2020

Pray for Cambodian Christians to display the good news of Jesus and help communities (such as by educating about COVID-19, teaching how to wash hands effectively etc.) during this time of need.

Vietnam / 16 May 2020

Give thanks for those producing Sunday school materials for children in Vietnam. Pray these materials would we well used and bear fruit.

Thailand / 16 May 2020

Pray for Thai churches to see the opportunities to serve during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Philippines / 16 May 2020

Pray that Christian communities in the Philippines would continue to be beacons of hope and love to people around them during this difficult period.

Australia / 16 May 2020

Several long-term missionary candidates from Australia are planning for the field in the coming months. Support raising, though, is difficult at the moment with self-isolation and departure is further complicated by the inability to run in-person Orientation Courses for new workers. Pray for full support, travel and training for these candidates trying to go.

New Zealand / 16 May 2020

Thank God for technology that allows OMF New Zealand candidates to continue to connect with their existing supporters via Zoom, WhatsApp, phone, and Mailchimp during this socially distant time. Pray that God will open doors and sustain their faith while travel restrictions, medical insurance limitations, bans on large gatherings, and quarantine or self-isolation requirements create […]

Canada / 16 May 2020

Richard, National Director for OMF Canada, stepped into his role on March 1, just as the COVID-19 pandemic began affecting the country. Pray for him and his wife as they continue on a steep learning curve while dealing with the issues of the pandemic in OMF Canada.

East Asia’s Muslims / 16 May 2020

Silk Road communities have a rich heritage of hospitality. A guest is lavished with the finest delicacies. Thank you, God, for this cultural heritage, which reflects your generosity.

East Asia’s Muslims / 15 May 2020

Many Silk Road businesses are struggling financially due to restrictions imposed in response to the coronavirus. Pray that God would grant them help and security.

East Asia’s Muslims / 15 May 2020

God loves to bless his people. Even though we may suffer on earth, God’s promise of feasting and honor in heaven is secure. Thank God for this certain hope, for us and for the Silk Road.

New Zealand / 14 May 2020

Lord, thank you for your church in New Zealand. Please use your people in New Zealand to bless the peoples of East Asia. Work through your church to send many people to East Asians to share the good news about Jesus.

East Asia’s Muslims / 14 May 2020

As China’s Silk Road develops, more attention is being given to environmental protection. Pray for those working to protect the pastures and valleys of this region. May God guide them in these efforts.

Taiwan / 13 May 2020

Pray for OMF Taiwan members who have had to cancel their planned home assignments, and for those who are “stuck” on home assignment and unable to return to Taiwan. May they “wait well” during this time of uncertainty. Pray particularly for those who had planned to return home to visit sick family members and are […]

Japan / 13 May 2020

Pray for Japanese Christians to imitate Jehoshaphat (2 Chronicles 20) in calling on the Lord, recalling his faithfulness, fixing their eyes on him, standing firm, and seeing his deliverance. May they also use every opportunity to share their faith with family, friends and colleagues.

Cambodia / 13 May 2020

Pray for those in Cambodia who have lost their livelihoods due to the pandemic. Ask that Christians will be able to show love and support to their neighbours in this situation. May they find that God is the one who provides for their daily needs.

Vietnam / 13 May 2020

Pray for churches in Vietnam – whether they’ve been able to take services online or have had to stop meeting due to COVID-19. Pray that church members would meet with God personally and grow in their faith.

Thailand / 13 May 2020

Many churches in Thailand are involved in supporting the poor during this time. Pray for wisdom to know how to help in a truly helpful way. May not only the “squeaky wheel get the grease.” The truth is that the general Thai population now sees hunger as the bigger threat than the virus. Pray for […]

Philippines / 13 May 2020

Pray that the current quarantine and travel ban measures in the Philippines will be successful in stemming the spread of COVID-19 and that it enables the medical sector to gain some capacity.

Australia / 13 May 2020

Like others, OMF Australia has a few “displaced missionaries” currently on home assignment but waiting to return to the field or who have travelled to other fields and are now waiting to return to their own. Pray that God will continue to enable and equip OMF missionaries to love and serve those in the communities […]

Malaysia / 13 May 2020

Christ, you are supreme. We pray for established Christians in Malaysia to put their hope in you for their past, present, and future. Please protect them from past superstitions, present temptations, and unhealthy future plans.

New Zealand / 13 May 2020

Pray for OMF New Zealand workers who, due to travel restrictions, are waiting without a location or trip to go on. Pray that they would grow in spiritual maturity and that their faith would deepen during this time. Pray for fuel in their fire for missions. Pray for OMF New Zealand’s Serve Asia team as […]

Canada / 13 May 2020

Some of OMF Canada’s short term (Serve Asia) workers will not be able to proceed to their ministry placements in Asia. Pray that despite this disappointment they will persevere in understanding God’s call on their lives regarding the Great Commission. Pray for our Serve Asia personnel who are walking with them right now.

Germany / 13 May 2020

On April 25, OMF, together with SMD (IFES), conducted three online workshops about “Urban Asians”. Participants learned how to effectively share the gospel with Asians in Germany, many of whom come from mega cities. Pray that the messages will be put into practice.

East Asia’s Muslims / 13 May 2020

Many families have been divided because they have to work or study in distant provinces. Pray for children who feel alone or uncared for. May God provide for their needs and assure them of his love and care for them.

Indonesia / 12 May 2020

COVID-19 is a solemn warning, reminding many of the brevity and uncertainty of life. Pray that many in Indonesia would be drawn back to the Bible for answers and assurance. Pray also for faithful, bold, and biblically-sound proclamation of the gospel from pastors and all Christians at such a time as this.

East Asia’s Muslims / 12 May 2020

There are few Christians in Silk Road regions. They often feel afraid, or alone. Pray for the Holy Spirit to comfort and encourage them.

Australia / 11 May 2020

Pray for the provision of a Personnel Manager for OMF Australia before September when Ros Harrison will retire.

East Asia’s Muslims / 11 May 2020

China’s Silk Road is a tapestry of different ethnic groups, each with a different worldview and traditions. Pray for government leaders to lead with justice, and work against the natural fear of people who are different.

Vietnam / 10 May 2020

Thank you, Lord, that Bibles are available in Vietnamese. We pray for increased use of modern translations. We also pray for translations into many minority languages that still have no or few scriptures.

New Zealand / 10 May 2020

Lift up OMF New Zealand retirees, praying Psalm 91:1-2 over them as New Zealand heads into the winter season: “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Pray […]

Canada / 10 May 2020

Approximately 50 OMF Canada colleagues have decided to remain in their usual ministry contexts in Asia. Pray for protection over their health and also for God to use them to proclaim the good news in various ways during this time of uncertainty.

Germany / 10 May 2020

As a coach, OMF Germany’s Matthias Holighaus regularly mentors OMF workers around the world. Pray for sensitivity and the ability to listen well. Pray also that the missionaries he meets with will implement helpful new insights in their daily lives.

East Asia’s Muslims / 10 May 2020

New anti-terror measures have changed the lives of many people in Silk Road areas. Pray for those who are struggling with these changes. May God’s presence be with them, and his care for them be tangible.

Thailand / 09 May 2020

Father, help us to have effective partnerships with the Associated Churches in Thailand (ACT) as well as with like minded organizations to bring the gospel to places where it has not been heard yet. Please give the different Thai denominations unity in you as they work together in their provinces.

East Asia’s Muslims / 09 May 2020

China’s Belt and Road initiative has brought rapid development to Silk Road areas. Some industries are booming, but others are failing. Ask God to help struggling business owners, particularly those affected by COVID-19.

Philippines / 08 May 2020

Pray for new opportunities and open doors for ministry to emerge out of this crisis in the Philippines and that God’s people will rise up to be his agents of grace.

East Asia’s Muslims / 08 May 2020

We follow a God who promises to be with us even in our darkest valleys. Praise God for his everlasting love, for us and for China’s Silk Road peoples.

New Zealand / 07 May 2020

Pray for the OMF New Zealand team to have diligence and to grow in faith and patience during the next couple of months. Pray the team would continue to be creative and encouraging to one another. Pray also for opportunities to ignite sparks in people for God’s mission in East Asia.

Canada / 07 May 2020

Pray for several OMF Canada workers (two families, two couples and four individuals) who have returned to Canada since early February due to the COVID-19 situation. Also lift up those who were already in Canada on home assignments and who are now wondering when they will be able to return to their ministries in Asia. […]

Myanmar / 07 May 2020

Pray for the Myanmar sign language Bible translation team, as most deaf people have difficulty reading the Burmese Bible. Praise for good relationships with this Bible translation team. One colleague has been asked to draw pictures of Bible stories like a Bible cartoon. This method helps sign language translators to see the Bible in a […]

Germany / 07 May 2020

Since the beginning of the year, Wolfgang Langhans has been the OMF representative for Northern Germany. He took over various duties from Hans-Hermann Heldberg, as his relocation to Southern Germany is imminent. Pray for God’s blessing and guidance on Wolfgang and Hans-Hermann during this time of transition.

East Asia’s Muslims / 07 May 2020

There is dwindling space in Silk Road societies for Christian faith or worship. Pray for God to honor his name, and lead his people in this region.

Cambodia / 06 May 2020

Pray that Cambodians who are fearful of COVID-19 will have opportunities to hear the good news of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.

East Asia’s Muslims / 06 May 2020

Psalm 23:3 states, “He guides me along the right paths.” Muslims also often pray to be guided along the right paths. Pray for God to give his guidance.

Taiwan / 05 May 2020

Thank you, Lord, for the establishment of Christian schools, hospitals, and media organizations which continue to have an impact on Taiwan and Chinese communities abroad.

East Asia’s Muslims / 05 May 2020

Competition for school places is very intense. Secondary school students routinely spend over 70 hours a week on study. Ask God to give deep soul refreshment to exhausted students.

Philippines / 05 May 2020

A number of Serve Asia applicants from the Philippines have had to be put on hold. Does it mean cancelling or postponing to a later date this year? Pray that the Lord will not let their hearts grow weary as they wait for His right time.

South Korea / 04 May 2020

Lord, thank you for your church in South Korea. Please use your people in South Korea to bless the peoples of East Asia. Work through your church to send many people to East Asians to share the good news about Jesus.

Germany / 04 May 2020

Many OMF workers first heard God’s call to missions as a child. Please pray that parents and Sunday school teachers will continue to tell missionary stories and inspire the next generation.

East Asia’s Muslims / 04 May 2020

Many parents travel long distances to find work. Pray that God will give time for these parents to rest and reconnect with their children.

DPRK / 03 May 2020

Lord, give us a sense of urgency in our prayers for the people of the DPRK.

East Asia’s Muslims / 03 May 2020

The 9-9-6 work week is common in China. Employees work 9am until 9pm, six days per week (72 hours). May God give rest to tired people.

Japan / 02 May 2020

Pray for Christians in Japan to show faith and trust in God and point people to Him in the midst of all the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19).

East Asia’s Muslims / 02 May 2020

Those who sacrifice time and resources for their families are to be honored. Praise God for sacrificial family values on China’s Silk Road.

Philippines / 02 May 2020

All of the OMF Philippines mobilization programs since the last half of March have been cancelled. Pray for creativity during this time in how to help people learn about missions and be involved in mission discipleship.

Hong Kong / 01 May 2020

Many churches in Hong Kong have stopped on-site Sunday worship to avoid the risk of infection. Instead, online Sunday services have become more prevalent. Pray that this change may keep nurturing congregations effectively.

Germany / 01 May 2020

Please pray for spiritual protection of the body, soul and mind of all OMF Germany members, both home staff in Germany, as well as workers in Asia.

Hong Kong / 01 May 2020

Many churches in Hong Kong have stopped on-site Sunday worship to avoid the risk of infection. Instead, online Sunday services have become more prevalent. Pray that this change may keep nurturing congregations effectively.

East Asia’s Muslims / 01 May 2020

Today is celebrated as Labor Day in China. Thank God for a tradition of hard work in China’s Silk Road regions. Pray for rest and refreshment during this time day off.

Belgium / 30 April 2020

Lord, we pray for Belgium and the state of the church. The harvest is big and the workers are few. We pray for more workers in Belgium. May the gospel touch the hearts of many in Belgium, so that God’s Kingdom may grow there, and new missionaries may be raised to share the gospel to […]

East Asia’s Muslims / 30 April 2020

On China’s Silk Road, “lacking nothing” is usually interpreted as health or financial security. Pray for Silk Road people to hear about an even deeper peace and security.

New Horizons / 29 April 2020

Pray for Steve and Anna as they seek to build partnerships and mobilise in Brazil and the wider world of Latin America. Ask for the ability to make strategic decisions, and for God-appointments as they meet with candidates and church leaders.

East Asia’s Muslims / 29 April 2020

Unity of political thought is very important in China in this generation. Pray for wisdom and grace for Christians who are unsure how to honor and worship God in this context.

Philippines / 29 April 2020

Praise God for the issuance of a business permit and certificate of registration for the OMF Philippines guest home in Baguio. Pray for smooth transactions regarding the same permit and registration for the OMF Philippines Calapan center.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 29 April 2020

Pray for OMF (UK) workers going through times of transition. In particular, please lift up to the Lord a number of workers who have recently returned to the UK for good, but were unable to say goodbye to their colleagues and friends as they would have liked due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Ask him to […]

Germany / 28 April 2020

On April, 29, OMF Germany’s Joachim Koenig will teach an online seminar to 24 young people. He will explain the outer splendor and inner emptiness of Buddhism. Pray that the young people will develop a heart for Buddhists, and love Jesus even more.

East Asia’s Diaspora / 28 April 2020

Many of our East Asian friends have received some horribly biased comments in light of the news of the coronavirus. Unfortunately, news such as this seems to bring out the ugly side of fear, resulting in prejudice. Pray the Lord comforts those who have experienced these comments and allows others to speak out against such […]

East Asia’s Muslims / 28 April 2020

Pray for those in authority among Silk Road communities. Pray that they would learn about the humble, yet strong leadership of Jesus.

United Kingdom and Ireland / 27 April 2020

Give thanks for the OMF (UK) Area Ministry teams who volunteer to support OMF workers on home assignment and candidate processing. Pray for God to move new people, especially men, to serve on these teams.

East Asia’s Muslims / 27 April 2020

China’s Silk Road has been changing rapidly in recent years. This year’s COVID-19 outbreak has also impacted the region. Pray for God to give guidance to Silk Road authorities as they lead their people through unfamiliar times.

Switzerland / 26 April 2020

Continue to ask God to raise up new workers from Switzerland to join OMF.

East Asia’s Muslims / 26 April 2020

Kazak and Kyrgyz people are traditionally nomadic herders. Praise God that these people have a deep understanding of how a shepherd cares for his flock and ask that they come to know of Jesus’ care for them as the Good Shepherd.

Philippines / 26 April 2020

Pray for churches in the Philippines as they consider supporting a number of missionaries and appointees. May the Lord lead them in becoming senders for His workers in the harvest field.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 26 April 2020

Pray for the OMF (UK) Communications team as they develop a number of new prayer resources – pray for creative ideas and design that helps people engage with the content.

United States / 26 April 2020

Pray for the appointment process for key leaders for OMF U.S. in personnel ministry, training ministry, and on the Board of Trustees.

Southern Africa / 25 April 2020

Lord, you know the situation within the church in South Africa. We ask for your help, that good partnership opportunities with local churches will be birthed.

East Asia’s Muslims / 25 April 2020

Fasting during Ramadan is a Muslim tradition, but may not always be possible in Silk Road communities. Pray for people to make wise decisions about fasting, and to be gracious with one another.

East Asia’s Muslims / 24 April 2020

“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.” Praise Jesus for loving us. Pray for Silk Road communities to hear how Jesus cares for us all.

Netherlands / 24 April 2020

Pray that the OMF Netherlands’ new strategic communication strategy will bear fruit and that doors will be opened to the hearts and lives of our target groups. Pray that people’s hearts will be moved through the stories shared, leading to the praise of our Lord and more involvement with global missions.

East Asia’s Muslims / 23 April 2020

For Silk Road communities, Ramadan is traditionally a time of dedication to spiritual rituals. Pray that people on China’s Silk Road would hear about the God of the Bible during the month of Ramadan.

Philippines / 23 April 2020

Two OMF workers from the Philippines were not able to go back to their country of service due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pray that their waiting time in the Philippines will be meaningful and a good time for rest and reflection.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 23 April 2020

Pray for the OMF (UK) Area Representatives in these unusual times as many of the meetings and events they would usually run or attend have been postponed. Pray that they will use this time well to “contemplate the Lord’s glory” (2 Corinthians 3:18), as well as find creative ways to help people continue to engage […]

United States / 23 April 2020

Praise God that he continues to work during all seasons. Pray that we can help people see him as work during this time.

United States / 22 April 2020

Pray for pastors and leaders of churches in the U.S, that they would preach God’s Word clearly and faithfully, that God would uphold them in righteousness, and that they would communicate his love for the world every week through this opportunity you’ve given them.

Canada / 21 April 2020

Pray for two families who have returned to Canada in light of the COVID-19 situation. This return has been a significant disruption for the children and their schooling. Pray they would know the way forward and for God’s peace and comfort during this time.

Philippines / 20 April 2020

The lockdown due to COVID-19 has meant delayed partnership development for an OMF Philippines worker praying to go back to the field soon, as well as for three appointee families from the Philippines. May they be able to find ways to connect with people and be at peace while waiting upon the Lord in this […]

Mekong Minorities / 20 April 2020

Pray for those having to spend most of the time in their apartments. One local believer shared that she is spending most of the time reading her Bible and focusing on her translation project. Pray for progress in translating during these times of confinement.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 20 April 2020

Give thanks with the OMF (UK) Candidates team for a number of new enquiries recently for long-term service overseas. Pray for wisdom and discernment as the team walks alongside these new enquirers.

United States / 20 April 2020

Pray for virtual training opportunities with churches that are being developed and tested.

Skylands / 19 April 2020

Lord, please help both Mongolian and Tibetan Christians be rooted in Christ with zeal to reach their own people as well as others.

Urban China / 18 April 2020

Pray for strength for medical workers dealing with the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the frontlines in Wuhan. Stories are coming out of extreme exhaustion. Pray that God will sustain them – whether these people know Him or are yet to know Him – and that even in their brokenness, they will call on powers greater than […]

Philippines / 17 April 2020

Pray for safety and ways for our missionaries and staff to be productive; for opportunities to share with people the hope we have in Christ during this time of lockdown.

Japan / 17 April 2020

The OMF Japan COVID-19 Taskforce (consisting of four missionaries) needs wisdom in decision-making and strength, as normal life and work continues alongside frequent meetings. Pray for God to supply all that is needed.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 17 April 2020

Due to the COVID-19 situation, short-term placements planned for April, May and June have had to be postponed or cancelled. As the situation develops, placements later in the summer will be reviewed. Pray for those who were planning to go out in the next few months – that God will guide them to other ways […]

United States / 17 April 2020

Even during this social distancing time in the U.S., there are still people learning and preparing to serve East Asia’s peoples. Please pray that mobilizers with OMF could still serve people exploring missions.

China / 17 April 2020

God, we thank you for opportunities for foreign Christians and local Christians to serve together in China. We pray that you would help these partnerships to grow, and the Chinese church to mature in You.

Singapore / 16 April 2020

God, please raise up more candidates in Singapore who sense your leading to serve in Myanmar and Vietnam.

East Asia’s Muslims / 15 April 2020

Many Silk Road peoples are currently restricted to their housing complexes to prevent spread of the coronavirus. Pray for patience and good relationships between family members who are stuck in close proximity.

Japan / 14 April 2020

Pray that the hearts and minds of missionaries in Japan would be fixed on the Lord in the current uncertainty.

Philippines / 14 April 2020

Pray for new opportunities and open doors for ministry to emerge out of this crisis in the Philippines and that God’s people will rise up to be his agents of grace.

Cambodia / 14 April 2020

Pray for OMF workers to spend their time wisely and use these unique opportunities to proclaim the gospel of Christ.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 14 April 2020

Praise God that the Bridge Asia weekend in the UK was able to go ahead earlier this year before the COVID-19 restrictions came in. Give thanks for an encouraging time of training and hearing how God has been at work through this volunteer ministry. Pray for OMF (UK) Bridge Asia team members to be able […]

United States / 14 April 2020

Please pray that the OMF team in the U.S. would be able to support and comfort those who are grieving or fearful during this time.

New Zealand / 14 April 2020

Lord, please continue to speak, stir and challenge the New Zealand church to become actively involved in global mission.

Malaysia / 13 April 2020

Pray for good health and protection over OMF Malaysia staff, members and loved ones.

Indonesia / 12 April 2020

COVID-19 is a solemn warning, reminding many of the brevity and uncertainty of life. Pray that many in Indonesia would be drawn back to the Bible for answers and assurance. Pray also for faithful, bold, and biblically-sound proclamation of the gospel from pastors and all Christians at such a time as this.

Japan / 11 April 2020

May Japanese believers use every opportunity to share their faith with family, friends and colleagues at this time.

Skylands / 11 April 2020

Pray for Christians in Mongolia to remember the steady hope they have in Christ and to share that hope with others amidst very uncertain times.

Philippines / 11 April 2020

Pray that Christian communities in the Philippines would continue to be beacons of hope and love to people around them during this difficult period.

Cambodia / 11 April 2020

Pray that Cambodians who are fearful of COVID-19 will have opportunities to hear the good news of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 11 April 2020

Pray for the OMF (UK) National Office team as many of them are getting used to working remotely from home due to the COVID-19 situation. Pray for good team work online and for continued momentum to keep projects moving forward.

United States / 11 April 2020

Please pray for God to protect our OMF U.S. team and for those who fall sick with COVID-19 to recover quickly.

Australia / 11 April 2020

Pray for the provision of a Personnel Manager for OMF Australia before September when Ros Harrison will retire.

Vietnam / 10 April 2020

Lord, we ask that Vietnam’s young people would find true purpose and meaning in a relationship with Jesus Christ. Most of Vietnam’s population (55%) are under 30 years of age. They are becoming more open than ever to a widened perspective on life. Please touch their hearts, Lord.

Thailand / 09 April 2020

Lord, please help Thai Christians to live out a genuinely Christ-like life in their communities.

Japan / 08 April 2020

Please pray for Christians in Japan to imitate Jehoshaphat (2 Chronicles 20) in calling on the Lord, recalling his faithfulness, fixing their eyes on him, standing firm, and seeing his deliverance.

Skylands / 08 April 2020

Pray for the health and safety of all Mongolians during this time.

Philippines / 08 April 2020

Pray that the current quarantine and travel ban measures will be successful in stemming the spread of the virus in the Philippines and that the measures taken will enable the medical sector to increase its capacity to handle the amount of cases.

Cambodia / 08 April 2020

Pray for every Cambodian Christian to display the good news of Jesus and be a blessing to their communities (such as by educating about COVID-19, teaching how to wash hands effectively etc.).

United Kingdom & Ireland / 08 April 2020

As we approach the end of the financial year, give thanks for God’s faithfulness in providing the finances needed for OMF workers and their ministries. Pray for workers who are not getting enough personal support – ask God to abundantly provide for their needs.

United States / 08 April 2020

Please pray for U.S. government and public health leaders to have tremendous wisdom and perseverance in leading the U.S. through the COVID-19 outbreak.

Philippines / 08 April 2020

Lord, please speak into the hearts of the people as you draw them to you. Please strengthen the faith of the Christians there, and reach out to those who need you.

Myanmar / 07 April 2020

Pray for the Myanmar sign language Bible translation team, as most deaf people have difficulty reading the Burmese Bible. Praise for good relationships with this Bible translation team. One colleague has been asked to draw pictures of Bible stories like a Bible cartoon. This method helps sign language translators to see the Bible in a […]

Cambodia / 06 April 2020

Lord, we praise you for the growth of the church in Cambodia and for raising up leaders for the Cambodian Church.

Taiwan / 05 April 2020

Thank you for the volunteers and the work they do. We pray for continued growth in their spiritual lives and their service in your kingdom.

South Korea / 04 April 2020

Lord, thank you for your church in South Korea. Please use your people in South Korea to bless the peoples of East Asia. Work through your church to send many people to East Asians to share the good news about Jesus.

DPRK / 03 April 2020

Lord, you know about the difficulties facing believers in the DPRK. Please protect them, strengthen their faith and give them opportunities to tell others about you.

Japan / 02 April 2020

Lord, thank you for your church in Japan. Please use your people in Japan to bless the peoples of East Asia. Work through your church to send many people to East Asians to share the good news about Jesus.

Hong Kong / 01 April 2020

In the midst of a worldwide shortage of personal protective equipment, panic buying of surgical masks, hand sanitizer, rice and even toilet paper reflects a sense of insecurity. May the church display a different level of security and hope in this world.

Global / 31 March 2020

Please pray for the organization as we continue to refine OMF’s culture and practices, and the way our systems serve us, in pursuit of effective kingdom ministry aligned with God’s purposes in his changing world. Pray for many centers which are trying new and creative ways to fulfill the Task Unfinished.

Belgium / 30 March 2020

Lord, we pray for Belgium and the state of the church. The harvest is big and the workers are few. We pray for more workers in Belgium. May the gospel touch the hearts of many in Belgium, so that God’s Kingdom may grow there, and new missionaries may be raised to share the gospel to […]

New Horizons / 29 March 2020

A Spanish prayer guide for East Asia has been produced, along with a guide on how to start a prayer group. Praise God for those who helped with graphics and translation. Pray that this will encourage prayer for East Asia’s peoples and lead to prayer movements for East Asia among Spanish speakers.

East Asia’s Diaspora / 28 March 2020

Many of our East Asian friends have received some horribly biased comments in light of the news of the coronavirus. Unfortunately, news such as this seems to bring out the ugly side of fear, resulting in prejudice. Pray the Lord comforts those who have experienced these comments and allows others to speak out against such […]

United Kingdom and Ireland / 27 March 2020

Pray for the OMF (UK) Candidates team as they manage the smooth running of the important processes (references, medical checks, interviews) required for applications. Pray for wisdom for ways to ensure this runs as smoothly as possible and for good communication between all those involved in the process.

Switzerland / 26 March 2020

Pray for the boarding Homes “Benaja” and “Mountain View” in Chiang Mai that are led by Swiss couples Matthias & Barbara and Andreas & Ruth. Pray for new boarding home assistants for August 2020, as Josua and Pascal will finish their ministry at the end of the school year ending in June.

Southern Africa / 25 March 2020

Lift up the OMF South Africa team, asking God to give them wisdom as they journey with several enquirers and applicants. Many of them do not speak English as their first language, so miscommunications can occur. Pray for the “roadblocks” experienced with some applicants to be removed.

Netherlands / 24 March 2020

Pray that the OMF Netherlands’ new strategic communication strategy will bear fruit and that doors will be opened to the hearts and lives of our target groups. Pray that people’s hearts will be moved through the stories shared, leading to the praise of our Lord and more involvement with global missions.

Germany / 23 March 2020

Hundreds of Christian calendars in Thai have been distributed among Thais in Germany at the end of last year. Please pray that God’s Word speaks as they meditate on the verses.

United States / 22 March 2020

Pray that the Church in the U.S. would have eyes, ears, and a heart for the needy and lost, both here in our country and around the world. May we be known as those who love all who have need.

Canada / 21 March 2020

Praise God for several workers and their families who are remaining in their areas of ministry during this time. Pray that they can be salt and light to those around them. Pray also that they remain healthy and that God will supply their daily needs.

Mekong Minorities / 20 March 2020

Lord, may the Lowland Lao people seeking to make merit hear of the unlimited merit available in Jesus Christ.

Skylands / 19 March 2020

Lord, we pray for Mongolians to have the fear of the Lord, from which comes wisdom, and also hope in Christ who gives life.

East Asia’s Muslims / 19 March 2020

Pray for God’s blessing upon the Hui, Uyghur, Kazak, Dongxiang, Kyrgyz, Salar, Tajik, Bonan, Uzbek and Tatar peoples during the coronavirus epidemic.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 19 March 2020

The OMF (UK) team wants to continue the journey with Serve Asia alumni, those who have completed a Serve Asia placement to help them find their place in mission. Pray for Nathanael, OMF (UK)’s new Serve Asia Alumni Coordinator as he follows up with and looks for ways to support Serve Asia workers after their […]

Urban China / 18 March 2020

Rules against corruption are constantly being enacted in China. Pray that Jesus will reveal himself to many Chinese workers, that they may work in a way that honors God, and makes him known.

China / 17 March 2020

Lord, you know about the needs for many marginalized people in remote areas of China. Please open the doors for Christians to go and serve these people by bringing hope and practical help for their situation.

Singapore / 16 March 2020

Lord, thank you for your church in Singapore. Please use your people in Singapore to bless the peoples of East Asia. Work through your church to send many people to East Asians to share the good news about Jesus.

East Asia’s Muslims / 16 March 2020

Pray against racist attitudes of fear towards Chinese Muslims who are living overseas during the coronavirus outbreak.

Switzerland / 16 March 2020

Praise God for providing the needed financial support in 2019. Thank the Lord for the many faithful friends of OMF Switzerland, as well as for many volunteer helpers.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 16 March 2020

Pray for energy and perseverance for the OMF (UK) Serve Asia team as they enter a busy few months as people apply for short-term placements this summer.

East Asia’s Muslims / 15 March 2020

The Kazak are China’s third-largest Muslim people group, with a population of over 1.5 million in China. Pray for this traditionally nomadic people as they adapt to the challenges of life in modern China.

New Zealand / 14 March 2020

God, we praise for each person OMF New Zealand is helping to send to Asia to serve short term or long term. We ask you to provide more short term workers, long term workers and volunteers.

Malaysia / 13 March 2020

Lord, you know about the shortage of pastors and full-time workers, and theological educators for the church in Malaysia. Please call more Christians into this ministry and help them take up the challenge to serve you in this way.

East Asia’s Muslims / 13 March 2020

Many Silk Road businesses are struggling financially due to restrictions imposed in response to the coronavirus. Pray that God would grant them help and security.

Hong Kong / 13 March 2020

Pray that during this time of instability due to COVID-19, there would be no further instability caused by people specifically targetting Christians.

Switzerland / 13 March 2020

Two OMF Switzerland workers are preparing for to leave for Asia this summer. Pray for a good solution in transporting some special medicine which is not available in Asia for one of them. Pray also for one of their fathers who was recently diagnosed with a severe illness.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 13 March 2020

Pray for OMF (UK) workers on home assignment visiting supporting churches, prayer groups and prayer partners. Ask God for encouraging times for both workers and their supporters. Pray for God to move new people to support workers on home assignment.

Indonesia / 12 March 2020

There are several ministry opportunities in Southeast Asia that are available, but there are not enough workers to send. Ask God to raise up workers for these new opportunities to live and proclaim the gospel.

Australia / 11 March 2020

Pray for OMF Australia’s focus on missional business in the new year. Pray in particular for the planning of events in March and August 2020 to increase the interest and awareness among people hoping to start missional businesses in East Asia.

Vietnam / 10 March 2020

Believers in Vietnam are working hard to translate sections of the Bible (text and audio form) into minority languages which currently do not have a Bible or do not have a complete Bible. People are also working to translate the Bible into sign language videos. Pray for the translators to have perseverance, wisdom and insight […]

East Asia’s Muslims / 10 March 2020

Like others in China and around the world, many of China’s Muslims are afraid of the coronavirus. Pray that God will give them deep peace and joy at this time.

Hong Kong / 10 March 2020

Many churches in Hong Kong have stopped on-site Sunday worship to avoid the risk of infection. Instead, online Sunday services have become more prevalent. Pray that this change may keep nurturing congregations effectively.

East Asia’s Diaspora / 10 March 2020

Ministry to domestic helpers in Hong Kong is difficult currently as helpers are being kept in the home by some employers, not allowed out to church meetings or given a day off. These restrictions are causing a lot of stress. Pray for an outpouring of mercy and grace that they might find some rest.

Canada / 10 March 2020

Pray for OMF Canada’s Personnel and Finance teams as they work hard to meet the needs of the workers affected by the COVID-19.

Urban China / 10 March 2020

Please pray for the nation of China, that healing will not just be on a physical and medical level, but that this time will bring the nation, and its leadership, to come to see the Lord Almighty. May they learn not to rely on themselves, on “the people,” or on their own might, but come […]

Switzerland / 10 March 2020

Pray for the boarding Homes “Benaja” and “Mountain View” in Chiang Mai that are led by Swiss couples Matthias & Barbara and Andreas & Ruth. Pray for new boarding home assistants for August 2020, as Josua and Pascal will finish their ministry at the end of the school year ending in June.

Australia / 10 March 2020

Pray for a group of young adults interested in long-term missions that met again recently in Perth, Australia. The topic was contextualization of the gospel message. Pray that the lessons learned from the evening will be beneficial in inspiring more young adults into long-term mission work.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 10 March 2020

Pray for the OMF (UK) Candidates team as they manage the smooth running of the important processes (references, medical checks, interviews) required for applications. Pray for wisdom for ways to ensure this runs as smoothly as possible and for good communication between all those involved in the process.

Thailand / 09 March 2020

Lord, thank you for your church in Thailand. Please use your people in Thailand to bless the peoples of East Asia. Work through your church to send many people to East Asians to share the good news about Jesus.

Philippines / 08 March 2020

God, we pray for mission teams around Asia to be open to adjusting and adapting alternative ways of receiving Filipino missionaries.

Myanmar / 07 March 2020

Pray that as individuals and as a team, Christian workers in Myanmar will have a growing understanding of how God wants them to be involved in his work there. Pray that they continue to step out in faith and do what God has appointed them to do.

East Asia’s Muslims / 07 March 2020

Many Silk Road peoples are currently restricted to their housing complexes to prevent spread of the coronavirus. Pray for patience and good relationships between family members who are stuck in close proximity.

Hong Kong / 07 March 2020

After months of protests, followed by the coronavirus situation, Hong Kong’s economy is facing great challenges. Shops and restaurants have closed and unemployment has increased. In times of need, may believers in Hong Kong experience Jehovah Jireh even more.

East Asia’s Diaspora / 07 March 2020

Many Chinese students studying overseas are very fearful for family and friends in China. Pray that OMF diaspora workers in their communities can continue to give them the ongoing support they need, and know God’s leading as they do this. Many of our teams also continue to hear from returnees back in China and seek […]

Mekong Minorities / 07 March 2020

Pray for the advancement of the gospel in East Asia and that those gripped by fear by news of the coronavirus would call out to God for salvation.

Malaysia / 07 March 2020

Pray for the Malaysian church to be vigilant, to unite in prayer and to demonstrate Christ’s love and comfort in practical ways to those around them.

Canada / 07 March 2020

Pray for three groups of workers who are currently completing Home Assignment in Canada, but who are scheduled to return to their ministries in some coronavirus-affected areas of Asia soon. Should they go back? Pray for wisdom and discernment of God’s will.

Urban China / 07 March 2020

Please pray for workers who remain in China – that they will be a light in a dark place at this significant point in time. Even if they are limited to communicating with people virtually (including their neighbors), may they be full of grace and hope. Pray also for protection over them physically, mentally and […]

Switzerland / 07 March 2020

Starting in March, OMF Switzerland Natanja will join the office team there. Pray for a good start. Natanja and her husband, as well as another couple and one single lady, are in the application process with OMF.

Australia / 07 March 2020

A Western Australian short-term mission worker has returned from spending three weeks in Southeast Asia. Praise God for the insights and experiences he gained from his trip. Pray that he will continue to seek God’s guidance for his future involvement in missions.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 07 March 2020

Give thanks for seven new members of Bridge Asia, OMF (UK)’s volunteer mobilization ministry. These new volunteers will bring much needed extra capacity for our work to inspire the UK church to get more involved in world mission. Pray for them to quickly settle into their local Bridge Asia teams.

Taiwan / 05 March 2020

We pray for the workers who are coming home for their breaks. We pray for a good time of refreshing from you, Lord, as well as meaningful reunions with family, friends and their churches. May their experiences shed light on the needs and opportunities out in the fields, so that these needs may be met.

East Asia’s Muslims / 04 March 2020

As a result of the coronavirus, many Chinese Muslims are having to work from home and/or homeschool their children. Pray for creativity and perseverance during these times.

Hong Kong / 04 March 2020

Many hospitals in Hong Kong need to concentrate their resources to handle the coronavirus situation, resulting in a long delay for other patients with different problems. Pray for healing and wisdom.

East Asia’s Diaspora / 04 March 2020

Pray for many East Asian returnees who are going back to East Asia and facing 14 days of quarantine. Pray that they will be a strong testimony to those they can witness to. Pray also that we can encourage them wisely with what little time we have with them before they return.

Japan / 04 March 2020

The OMF Japan Field Conference is due to be held at the end of March. Pray that it can go ahead as planned. Also ask God to give wisdom to those who are organizing the event and communicating with the conference hotel.

Indonesia / 04 March 2020

COVID-19 is a solemn warning, reminding many of the brevity and uncertainty of life. Pray that many in Indonesia would be drawn back to the Bible for answers and assurance. Pray also for faithful, bold, and biblically-sound proclamation of the gospel from pastors and all Christians at such a time as this.

Mekong Minorities / 04 March 2020

Pray for workers who might be anxious about additional expenses, unforeseen accommodation expenses, flights and visa costs. Pray that God will give the peace that passes understanding in these challenging times and that he would provide for their needs.

Malaysia / 04 March 2020

Pray for God’s healing grace upon those affected by COVID-19, for sustenance upon the healthcare workers and wisdom upon the governments and leaders involved in making decisions.

Canada / 04 March 2020

Pray for all workers who have returned to Canada. Ask God to provide places to stay indefinitely, vehicles to buy (or borrow), and direction as to what work and/or ministry in which to be involved. Pray also for peace in the midst of uncertainty about the future.

Urban China / 04 March 2020

Pray for the millions of people around China who are now displaced and away from their homes. This number includes many workers who are now unsure of when to return. Pray for God to be their stability, their certainty, their rock. Pray for children of families who are away from home, dealing with lots of […]

Myanmar / 04 March 2020

Pray for the Myanmar sign language Bible translation team, as most deaf people have difficulty reading the Burmese Bible. Praise for good relationships with this Bible translation team. One colleague has been asked to draw pictures of Bible stories like a Bible cartoon. This method helps sign language translators to see the Bible in a […]

South Korea / 04 March 2020

Lord, thank you for your church in South Korea. Please use your people in South Korea to bless the peoples of East Asia. Work through your church to send many people to East Asians to share the good news about Jesus.

Switzerland / 04 March 2020

Pray for an OMF Switzerland worker who unexpectedly spent one month in Switzerland after having not been able to return to her country after a conference abroad because of the coronavirus. She was recently able to return to Asia.

Australia / 04 March 2020

Pray for the provision of a Personnel Manager for OMF Australia before September when Ros Harrison will retire.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 04 March 2020

Lift the OMF (UK) finance team up to the Lord in a very busy time of completing the required processes for the end of the financial year.

DPRK / 03 March 2020

Lord, we all fall short of your glory. Please give the people of the DPRK humility to admit any wrongdoing. Extend your grace to them as they acknowledge their sins.

Japan / 02 March 2020

Join the OMF Japan team in asking God will to provide 200 workers by 2020: 150 full-time workers, and 50 Friends and 6 month+ short-termers. Along with those workers, pray for God to supply the strength and resources needed to support and equip these new people.

East Asia’s Muslims / 01 March 2020

Pray for wisdom and strength for government officials and medical workers in Silk Road regions, who are seeking to respond to the coronavirus.

Hong Kong / 01 March 2020

In the midst of a worldwide shortage of personal protective equipment, panic buying of surgical masks, hand sanitizer, rice and even toilet paper reflects a sense of insecurity. May the church display a different level of security and hope in this world.

East Asia’s Diaspora / 01 March 2020

Many of our East Asian friends have received some horribly biased comments in light of the news of the coronavirus. Unfortunately, news such as this seems to bring out the ugly side of fear, resulting in prejudice. Pray the Lord comforts those who have experienced these comments and allows others to speak out against such […]

Japan / 01 March 2020

Pray for protection from the further spread of the virus in Japan.

Indonesia / 01 March 2020

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), Indonesia is being hit hard by the impact on the tourism industry. As in many countries, Chinese tourists make up a large number, but tourists from other countries have also declined. Pray for the virus to be stopped and for those experiencing financial difficulty to reach out to God as […]

Mekong Minorities / 01 March 2020

Pray for workers who are unable to return to their homes during this time. Pray that time outside their field of service will be well spent. Pray for children who can’t go to school. Homeschooling is not easy in times of transition.

Malaysia / 01 March 2020

Pray for OMF Malaysia members who are back in Malaysia and unable to return to serve – for God to give them peace, spiritual renewal and meaningful connections. Though far away, may they still be an encouragement and support to their friends where they serve.

Canada / 01 March 2020

Pray for two families who have returned to Canada in light of the COVID-19 situation. This return has been a significant disruption for the children and their schooling. Pray they would know the way forward and for God’s peace and comfort during this time.

Urban China / 01 March 2020

Pray for the more than 50 million people currently on lockdown in Hubei province. As people are stuck indoors, pray for Christians among them to hold onto the Lord and bring their faith in Him to those who are captive with them. May God use this opportunity to bring a people who are hurting into […]

Myanmar / 01 March 2020

Praise God that some workers who were recently able to move to another part of Myanmar with a focus on the local community. They have already made several encouraging contacts. Pray for safety and protection as they live quite far from other colleagues.

Hong Kong / 01 March 2020

Thank you Lord, for your blessings in guiding a continuous stream of enquirers to join. May there be effective follow-up with them and other potential candidates.

Switzerland / 01 March 2020

Ask God to raise up new workers from Switzerland to join OMF for long term service. To that end, pray for OMF events on March 7 in Ulster and May 29-31 at St. Chrischona , that God would use them to mobilize people to be involved with his work in East Asia.

Australia / 01 March 2020

Give thanks for the progress in the sale of OMF Australia’s Box Hill office, located in Melbourne, VIC. Please pray for God to provide a new and suitable office for the OMF Victorian team.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 01 March 2020

Praise God for new members of the OMF (UK) National Office team who started in January: Esther, (finance officer) and Hannah (graphic designer). Pray for them both to settle into their new roles quickly, as well as learn about OMF and for a sense of being part of what God is doing in East Asia […]

New Horizons / 29 February 2020

Pray for Andy (OMF’s Europe Strategy Coordinator and Africa Mobilizer) as New Horizons prays to see a small French-speaking East Asia gathering in France later in the year and also begins to follow-up and support Andrea in exploring partnerships in Africa.

East Asia’s Diaspora / 28 February 2020

Pray for new OMF Diaspora Returnee Ministries (DRM) members, especially those transferring from overseas, to settle and transition well in their new contexts, to understand the Returnee focus that DRM has, and that the Lord will use them greatly.

East Asia’s Diaspora / 28 February 2020

Pray for new OMF Diaspora Returnee Ministries (DRM) members, especially those transferring from overseas, to settle and transition well in their new contexts, to understand the Returnee focus that DRM has, and that the Lord will use them greatly.

East Asia’s Muslims / 27 February 2020

Like others throughout China, Muslim communities are being affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Pray for an end to the spread of this virus.

Hong Kong / 27 February 2020

Thank God that the overall situation regarding the coronavirus seems to have stabilized in Hong Kong, with no recent major surge of new cases.

East Asia’s Diaspora / 27 February 2020

Pray for the OMF Diaspora & Returnee Ministry leadership team to have wisdom as they plan some significant meetings in March. Pray that everything can go ahead as planned and that cost-effective travel solutions can be found. These meetings are critical since the group only meets face-to-face twice a year.

Japan / 27 February 2020

Pray for Christians in Japan to show faith and trust in God and point people to Him in the midst of all the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Indonesia / 27 February 2020

Thank the Lord that to date there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Indonesia (although four Indonesians overseas are reported to be infected).

Mekong Minorities / 27 February 2020

Pray for those having to spend most of the time in their apartments. One local believer shared that she is spending most of the time reading her Bible and focusing on her translation project. Pray for progress in translating during these times of confinement.

Malaysia / 27 February 2020

Pray for good health and protection over OMF Malaysia staff, members and loved ones.

Canada / 27 February 2020

Praise God for several workers and their families who are remaining in their areas of ministry during this time. Pray that they can be salt and light to those around them. Pray also that they remain healthy and that God will supply their daily needs.

Urban China / 27 February 2020

Pray for strength for medical workers dealing with the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the frontlines in Wuhan. Stories are coming out of extreme exhaustion. Pray that God will sustain them – whether these people know Him or are yet to know Him – and that even in their brokenness, they will call on powers greater than […]

Taiwan / 27 February 2020

One result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Asia is that governments, such as those in Taiwan, have extended the Spring Festival holiday and added more weeks of school to the end of the school year. This change is causing some logistical challenges for short-term Serve Asia teams and long-term workers who are planning summer camps […]

Philippines / 27 February 2020

Pray that there would be a lift of the entrance ban for those coming from Hong Kong so that all the OMF Asia Homeside Leadership Council participants will be able to attend the meetings this coming March.

Myanmar / 27 February 2020

So far there have been no confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Myanmar, but please pray for protection for workers and for Myanmar as a whole from this threat.

Cambodia / 27 February 2020

Please pray for OMF Cambodia, which is in the midst of a leadership transition as Simon Porter steps down from the Field Director role at the end of February. Yuzo Imamura will be the Interim FD until a long term replacement is appointed. In addition to this, there are others on the leadership team currently […]

Switzerland / 27 February 2020

At the end of February, OMF Switzerland members Max and Reiko (former workers in Japan) will officially be retired. Pray for this new phase of life.

United Kingdom and Ireland / 27 February 2020

Praise God for the appointment of a new OMF (UK) finance officer, who begins her role in January. Pray for her as she prepares to join the team, that she will settle in quickly, enjoy her new role and be fruitful in it.

Australia / 27 February 2020

Please ask God to raise up people in Australia with a heart for Jesus and an entrepreneurial spirit for missional business.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 27 February 2020

Give thanks for the OMF (UK) Area Ministry teams who volunteer to support OMF workers on home assignment and candidate processing. Pray for God to move new people, especially men, to serve on these teams.

Switzerland / 26 February 2020

Continue to ask God to raise up new workers from Switzerland to join OMF.

Southern Africa / 25 February 2020

Lift up the OMF South Africa team, asking God to give them wisdom as they journey with several enquirers and applicants. Many of them do not speak English as their first language, so miscommunications can occur. Pray for the “roadblocks” experienced with some applicants to be removed.

Netherlands / 24 February 2020

Praise God for His goodness towards the OMF Netherlands communications department, which has recently been able to employ a communication expert for 10 hours per week. Pray for him as he develops a long-term plan for OMF Netherlands’ communication efforts.

Australia / 24 February 2020

Pray for team unity across OMF Australia as they seek to make decisions that will move their vision forward.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 24 February 2020

Pray for OMF (UK) workers facing health issues personally or in their families. May they know God’s nearness, comfort and strength at this time. Ask the Father to use these difficult experiences for his purposes of showing the goodness of the gospel and increasing the Christlikeness of his children.

Germany / 23 February 2020

Thank God for new church partnerships in South Germany. A few newer churches are starting to think more about sending workers. Pray for God’s direction as they think strategically about how and where to send and for God to work in people’s hearts, raising up the new workers to be sent.

United States / 22 February 2020

Pray for all those who are hurting in the U.S. – emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Pray that they would know God as their comfort and their guide as they face life’s trials.

Canada / 21 February 2020

Praise God for 10 church teams from Canada considering short-term missions in 2020. Pray for Carly, OMF Canada’s Serve Asia Coordinator, as she dialogues with them. Pray for another urgently needed Serve Asia coordinator to join Carly.

Australia / 21 February 2020

Praise God for the overall level of financial support for OMF Australia, which is at about 95 percent of the budget.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 21 February 2020

Pray for a recent Home Assignment Workshop at the OMF UK National Office (February 3-7) which aims to help workers make the most of their time back in the UK with supporters. Pray for good follow up and usage of what was learnt.

Mekong Minorities / 20 February 2020

Lord we praise You for creating the Mekong peoples in all their diversity, showing Your creativity and love for all peoples. Lord, may all the people in the Mekong region hear Your Good News and establish reproducing churches among all Mekong’s peoples.

Skylands / 19 February 2020

Lord, we pray for the young, fast-growing Mongolian church. Please bless your church with mature and selfless leaders.

Urban China / 18 February 2020

With such great needs of people in the margins of society within the cities, pray for God to raise up more followers of Christ to join the work so that marginalized groups are able to hear the Good News. Please pray for more godly, God-centered, God-dependent, prayerful workers that want to be part of transformation […]

Australia / 18 February 2020

Thank God for a new OMF Australia National Prayer Coordinator, Amy Cheng, who will be volunteering and starting her role this month. Please pray for her to settle into the role smoothly.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 18 February 2020

We are thankful to God for the four UK families who are attending the OMF International Orientation Course for new workers in Singapore in February. Pray for a useful time of preparation before moving on to their countries of service.

Taiwan / 18 February 2020

Like most of East Asia, the OMF Taiwan team is poised to see how the coronavirus will influence life in Taiwan and the ministry there. Currently, there only 10 cases in Taiwan and no real panic, but facemasks are selling out in the Taipei area.

Germany / 18 February 2020

On Sunday, February 23 Pastor Yabuki (Japanese congregation, Frankfurt, Germany) is preaching at a Church in Hüttenberg. Markus Neitzel will translate him. Pray for good fellowship between the German and Japanese Christians who will attend.

China / 17 February 2020

Lord, you know about the needs for many marginalized people in remote areas of China. Please open the doors for Christians to go and serve these people by bringing hope and practical help for their situation.

Singapore / 16 February 2020

Lord, thank you for your church in Singapore. Please use your people in Singapore to bless the peoples of East Asia. Work through your church to send many people to East Asians to share the good news about Jesus.

East Asia’s Muslims / 15 February 2020

Many Silk Road business people work long hours and have little time for children or elderly parents. Pray that God will help them find a healthy work-family balance in their lives.

Australia / 15 February 2020

Praise God for enabling Heidi Sham, OMF New South Wales (Australia) Serve Asia Coordinator, to start her role later this month. Please pray that handover and the transition period will go smoothly.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 15 February 2020

Pray for the OMF events planned around the UK for the Spring: a day conference in partnership with local churches and other mission agencies in Leeds on January 25, in Belfast on February 22 and events in Edinburgh (February 29) and Glasgow (March 7). Ask that these events would be well attended and people would […]

Taiwan / 15 February 2020

Many of OMF church plants in Taiwan are planning Summer camps involving Serve Asia teams at the end of the school year, but the government has just extended the school New Year break by two weeks and plans to add this on to the end of the school year. This extension will mean plans for […]

Germany / 15 February 2020

For the first time ever, OMF Germany will invite all 10 missionary candidates for a weekend together from February 21-23. Pray for valuable fellowship and learning during the different sessions that weekend.

New Zealand / 14 February 2020

Lord, please continue to speak, stir and challenge the New Zealand church to become actively involved in global mission.

Malaysia / 13 February 2020

We pray for the families. Please restore them. We especially pray for the children and youth. May they be guided with right values, nurtured in healthy environments and grow in good character.

Indonesia / 12 February 2020

Radicalism is becoming a global movement. Though radicalism is regarded as a threat to unity and peace by most in Indonesia, it is reported that radicalism has infiltrated some children’s schools. Pray for wisdom for the Indonesian government in dealing with this issue and pray for the Indonesian Church to be the light of the […]

Taiwan / 12 February 2020

The OMF Taiwan field has seen an unusual number of people leave (or planning to leave) the field recently, which has been discouraging. Reasons include parents’ health, children’s education, health issues, or call to other work on the homeside or home church. Thus, despite many new arrivals our field numbers remain the same. Pray for […]

New Horizons / 12 February 2020

Praise God that a family from Brazil has received more than 99 percent in pledges and financial support needed for them to attend the May Orientation Course! Their whole community came together to help, a wonderful testimony of God’s work in their sending communities. Please pray for Anna and Steve as they continue to journey […]

Canada / 12 February 2020

Pray for the need of a Regional Ministry Coordinator in Canada for the Atlantic Region to represent OMF and lead the volunteer team in that area. Also, ask God to provide a second coordinator for OMF Canada’s Serve Asia (short-term ministry) Department.

Germany / 12 February 2020

Hundreds of Christian calendars in Thai have been distributed among Thais in Germany at the end of last year. Please pray that God’s Word speaks as they meditate on the verses.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 12 February 2020

Give thanks for four missionary families from the UK due to be attending the February Orientation Course at International Center in Singapore. Praise God for providing all these candidates have needed so far. Pray for the preparations for travel, and especially for the children going out, for grace and strength in this time of transition.

Australia / 11 February 2020

Pray for wisdom, discernment and progress with the OMF Australia’s Missional Business focus. Pray for OMF leaders to know how to proceed within the Australian context.

Vietnam / 10 February 2020

Lord, we pray for unity between leaders of different denominations, registered and unregistered. We ask that the relatively larger numbers of believers in the south would have the burden and compassion to reach out across the whole country to those who do not yet know the good news.

Thailand / 09 February 2020

Lord, thank you for your work through Kanok Bannasan Christian publishers. Please help them to be strategic and effective in meeting the literature needs of the growing Thai Church.

Taiwan / 09 February 2020

The OMF Taiwan Field Council meets February 10-11 in Kaohsiung. Pray for wise decisions and planning as the council meets.

New Horizons / 09 February 2020

Pray for Andy (OMF’s Europe Strategy Coordinator and Africa Mobilizer) as New Horizons prays to see a small French-speaking East Asia gathering in France later in the year and also begins to follow-up and support Andrea in exploring partnerships in Africa.

Canada / 09 February 2020

Verdell, OMF Canada’s Director of Mobilization, will leave this position at the end of January 2020. We are grateful for his years of leading the mobilization team. May God guide and bless as he takes a new position in another mission agency. Please pray for the OMF leadership team as they discern a way forward […]

Germany / 09 February 2020

A new series of guidelines is helping German churches support missionaries better. The guidelines also provide ideas to keep world mission alive in the Church. Pray that many believers in Germany would use these resources.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 09 February 2020

Pray for candidates from the recent European Candidates Introduction Course as they begin partnership development, visiting churches, home groups and prayer groups. Pray for encouraging times of fellowship, trust in God’s provision and timing, and for people to be excited about opportunities to get involved in supporting these workers.

Philippines / 08 February 2020

Sometimes it is necessary for a venue to be found outside the community so that spiritual seekers can meet safely for Bible study. God, please provide suitable venues for these studies.

Myanmar / 07 February 2020

Praise God for the foreign and local brothers and sisters who shared The Good News of Jesus in all its fullness with Myanmar’s peoples in the past. Praise God also for all who are doing this right now.

Cambodia / 06 February 2020

Pray for God to raise up more men to serve in the Cambodia church. Specifically, ask God to provide Cambodia Christian men who are willing to be trained to preach.

Taiwan / 06 February 2020

Three sets of candidates for Taiwan have had visa complications recently. Please pray that they soon will be able to obtain the visas they need for Taiwan.

New Horizons / 06 February 2020

Pray for Jenni, OMF’s New Horizon’s Serve Asia Coordinator, as she engages with new Serve Asia applicants from Peru and Argentina (a first!). Ask God for wisdom and discernment in this important role.

Netherlands / 06 February 2020

Pray for God to raise up new staff to serve on the OMF Netherlands staff, which currently has two currently. Pray especially for the provision of a Serve Asia Coordinator; the OMF Netherlands’ Serve Asia program is presently on hold until a coordinator can be found.

Canada / 06 February 2020

Praise for those who are applying to OMF from Canada. May they complete the required forms in good time to attend OMF Canada’s March 2020 Candidate Course. Pray for the new Candidate Coordinator and his relatively new assistant as they process the forms and prepare for the course.

Germany / 06 February 2020

On February 8-9, OMF Germany will host an informational weekend for people considering missionary service. Please pray for God to speak in the heart of each participant and to raise up more workers for long-term service in East Asia.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 06 February 2020

Praise God for a good European Candidates Introduction Course held at the OMF (UK) National Office in early December. Give thanks for the 6 candidates on the course and that it was a fruitful time of learning and fellowship which helped prepare them for sharing with churches about their planned ministry with OMF. Pray for […]

Taiwan / 05 February 2020

For those preparing to become long-term missionaries, please equip them. Please help the Taiwanese churches and mission agencies partner well, and be able to work well together to support these missionaries.

New Horizons / 03 February 2020

A Spanish prayer guide for East Asia has been produced, along with a guide on how to start a prayer group. Praise God for those who helped with graphics and translation. Pray that this will encourage prayer for East Asia’s peoples and lead to prayer movements for East Asia among Spanish speakers.

Netherlands / 03 February 2020

Pray that the OMF Netherlands’ new strategic communication strategy will bear fruit and that doors will be opened to the hearts and lives of our target groups. Pray that people’s hearts will be moved through the stories shared, leading to the praise of our Lord and more involvement with global missions.

Canada / 03 February 2020

Pray for a new worker in East Asia who needs to return to Canada to support her family; her brother and her father have both been diagnosed with cancer. Her father is quite ill. Please uphold them in prayer during this difficult time.

Germany / 03 February 2020

Third Culture Kids: Pray for trained, informed staff to provide schooling support for German-speaking missionary families. Pray also for God to supply short and long-term staff and a native English teacher for the dormitories in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where many missionary children attend school.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 03 February 2020

Pray for the whole OMF (UK) National Office team after a busy year with a lot of changes within the team. Pray for good rest, refreshment and space to reflect on the good news of Jesus for each team member.

Global / 31 January 2020

Being a Responsive Community Please pray for the organization as we continue to refine OMF’s culture and practices, and the way our systems serve us, in pursuit of effective kingdom ministry aligned with God’s purposes in his changing world. Pray for many centers which are trying new and creative ways to fulfill the Task Unfinished.

New Horizons / 31 January 2020

Pray for a new partnership being built between OMF and Unidos en Mision Mexico this month.

Netherlands / 31 January 2020

Praise God with the OMF Netherlands team for a good candidate weekend in early January. The event gathered 22 people (staff, candidate, and serious inquirers) to be trained, equipped and encouraged. Pray for God to direct the next steps of those who attended.

Canada / 31 January 2020

Pray for those taking the Perspectives on the World Mission Movement Course being held in a farming community in the province of Manitoba, Canada. Perspectives is a 15-week course investigating the historical, biblical, cultural and strategic aspects of God’s global purpose. May God use what they learn to draw some into active, or more active, […]

Germany / 31 January 2020

Thai diaspora worker Elke has been giving German lessons to Thai women in Germany since November. Pray for good relationships and opportunities for the gospel to be shared.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 31 January 2020

Praise God for the appointment of a new OMF (UK) finance officer, who begins her role in January. Pray for her as she prepares to join the team, that she will settle in quickly, enjoy her new role and be fruitful in it.

Belgium / 30 January 2020

Remember the local Belgian churches that have embarked on their nascent mission journeys. Please bless them and may they persevere in their efforts.

New Horizons / 29 January 2020

Pray for Steve and Anna as they build partnerships in Brazil and the wider world of Latin America. Ask for the ability to make strategic decisions, and for good opportunities as they meet with candidates and church leaders.

East Asia’s Diaspora / 28 January 2020

Lord, we pray for the churches, mission agencies and other organisations as they work together to help the Asian believers as they prepare to return to their home countries. Bless this ministry, Lord. May the partners work effectively to equip them with the knowledge of your word, and provide them with the necessary support back […]

New Horizons / 28 January 2020

Pray for CIMA 2020, a Latin America wide mission conference being held in Santiago, Chile from February 10-16. Pray for Steve and Veronica (in Chile) coordinating and bringing things together. Pray for the OMF team and volunteers from Mexico, Brazil and Chile. Pray for God to move in the hearts of those participating in the […]

Netherlands / 28 January 2020

Thank God for His provision of a large financial gift to the OMF Netherlands homeside in December. This gift was a much needed answer to prayer in order to keep from having a deficit

Canada / 28 January 2020

Thank you for praying for the OMF Canada Mobilization Team who participated in the Power to Change Plus Conference – training volunteers, speaking at sessions and talking with individuals – in late December. The team had some good conversations with university students seriously considering missions. May God continue to work in these students’ lives. Pray […]

Germany / 28 January 2020

Praise God for hundreds of visitors every month to the OMF Germany website. It is a good resource for people interested in missions in East Asia. Pray that every visitor gets answers to their questions.

East Asia’s Muslims / 28 January 2020

Many Chinese Christians are afraid of Muslims and do not have any Muslim friends. Pray that they may develop a courageous heart to befriend and bless Muslim people in their areas.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 28 January 2020

Pray for the OMF (UK) finance team who have had a very busy few months with a lot of transition and handover between team members. Pray for refreshment for the whole team and energy for the end-of-year processes to close the 2019 financial year.

United Kingdom and Ireland / 27 January 2020

Please pray for the Finance department. There are a number of administrative issues that need resolving. Please pray for conversations with banks, for clarity around the situations and for good resolutions to be found.

Switzerland / 26 January 2020

Continue to ask God to raise up new workers from Switzerland to join OMF.

Southern Africa / 25 January 2020

Lord, we pray for the effective mobilization of the South African church so that new South African members may be sent out each year.

Canada / 25 January 2020

OMF British Columbia will participate in MissionFest Vancouver, Jan 31 – Feb 2. Pray for good preparation of those who will be speaking and for those at the OMF booth. May God work through them in calling people into mission ministry.

Germany / 25 January 2020

Diaspora workers in southern Germany regularly lead “German Cultural Evenings” for Chinese students. On January 28, they will meet to plan the program for the next six months. Pray for God’s leading for this planning time.

East Asia’s Muslims / 25 January 2020

China’s government strongly desires peaceful and stable development. Praise God for their noble intentions. Pray that government leaders and decision makers will recognize that peace and stability are gifts from God.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 25 January 2020

Praise God for the encouragement of several new enquiries about short- and long-term service in East Asia in recent weeks. Pray for wisdom and discernment for our Area Representatives as they journey with these enquirers.

Netherlands / 24 January 2020

Most High God, we pray that Your Church in The Netherlands will increasingly make worship of You its highest priority. We pray that You will use us as Your instrument.

Germany / 23 January 2020

We are very grateful for our committed volunteers. Throughout Germany, there are various teams of volunteers that enthusiastically carry responsibilities and tasks. We ask you Jesus for good communications and teamwork.

United States / 22 January 2020

The OMF US Field Links team facilitates communication between field and homeside teams. Pray that God will use this team to facilitate communications between the field in East Asia and mobilization efforts in the US

Canada / 22 January 2020

Thank you for your prayers for the OMF Canada financial team over the Christmas and New Year season as they worked overtime dealing with year-end matters and donations. Praise God that the work was completed! He has provided for OMF Canada abundantly. Praise Him for His generosity and faithfulness to us!

Germany / 22 January 2020

Many Chinese churches in Germany are looking for bilingual youth workers, as their children and teenagers often speak better German than Chinese. On January 23, OMF Germany colleagues will meet to develop strategies to help with these challenges. Pray for God’s leading and help in these meetings.

East Asia’s Muslims / 22 January 2020

Pray for Chinese Muslims struggling with stormy family relationships. Pray for believing friends to show love to them.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 22 January 2020

Give thanks for our team of Area Representatives around the UK and their faithful service over this last year. Pray for great times of rest and refreshment over Christmas.

Canada / 21 January 2020

Praise the Lord answering prayer by providing well qualified volunteers to fill roles in the OMF Canada office. May there be mutual edification as we serve with one another.

Mekong Minorities / 20 January 2020

Please Lord, make the Bunu thirsty for You and let them return to You, the fountain of living waters.

Skylands / 19 January 2020

Thank you God for the growing number of Chinese Christians who reach out cross-culturally. Some of these have a heart to reach the Tibetan and Mongolian peoples in China. Please bless these believers with effective partnerships so that more people can hear the good news.

East Asia’s Muslims / 19 January 2020

The Tajik are China’s seventh-largest Muslim people group, with a population of around 51,000 in China. They speak Sarikoli and Wakhi (Iranian languages). Pray for them as they increasingly need to learn Chinese for use in daily life.

Canada / 19 January 2020

Praise for Graham, a Canadian believer who has been led by God to intercede in prayer for OMF workers in Asia. His commitment to this ministry is amazing. Praise God for intercessors such as Graham.

United States / 19 January 2020

Pray for pastors and leaders of churches in the U.S, that they would preach God’s Word clearly and faithfully, that God would uphold them in righteousness, and that they would communicate his love for the world every week through this opportunity you’ve given them.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 19 January 2020

Pray for a number of OMF (UK) workers facing health challenges either personally or with their families or parents. Ask the Lord to bring healing and sustaining grace.

Urban China / 18 January 2020

As the scientific community in China believes that science can only co-exist with atheism, please ask God to strengthen the Christians within it who seek to challenge this, as they run events to help their colleagues see that he created life, and as a God of order, it is he who created science.

China / 17 January 2020

Lord, with the rapidly growing economy in China, materialism is a major problem for the church. We pray for Christians to set their priority in seeking after You and not material wealth and comfort.

Philippines / 16 January 2020

Pray for several OMF workers from the Philippines who are trying to get cleared to return to the field soon. Pray also for three new candidates from the Philippines; ask God to lead them in their preparation and provide for their needs so they can get to the field.

East Asia’s Muslims / 16 January 2020

Honor is very important in Silk Road societies. Pray that Silk Road people will try to use their business decisions to bless their communities and not only pursue personal honor.

Canada / 16 January 2020

Pray for the OMF Canada mobilization team members who were involved with the Canadian Power to Change (P2C) training on Dec 27 and who are speaking at the P2C Conference Dec 28 – 31. May God give strength and wisdom for all involved. May He be glorified in the lives of the students who attend.

United States / 16 January 2020

Pray that the Church in the U.S. would have eyes, ears, and a heart for the needy and lost, both here in our country and around the world. May we be known as those who love all who have need.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 16 January 2020

Pray for the retreat planned for OMF (UK) trustees at the end of January 2020, that this would be a refreshing and fruitful time for attendees.

Philippines / 13 January 2020

Pray for a smooth adjustment period in the ministries of three workers from the Philippines who will return to serve in other parts of East Asia in the coming weeks.

East Asia’s Muslims / 13 January 2020

“I can’t read the teacher’s text messages,” says the parent of a child among the Silk Road people. “I don’t know what my child’s homework is.” Pray for good communication between schools and Silk Road parents who have a low level of education.

Canada / 13 January 2020

Pray for Richard & Marilyn as they transition back to Canada following many years of service on the field and in OMF leadership roles. Pray for a good settling in to their home and to life in Canada before they take up the role of OMF Canada National Director in March 2020.

United States / 13 January 2020

Praise God for new Bridge Asia volunteers that are serving through prayer, business consulting, mobilization, communications, and other ministries! Pray that the OMF U.S. team can serve and encourage them in their ministry.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 13 January 2020

Pray for short-term workers from the UK preparing to go out to East Asia early in 2020 to provide children’s programs at conferences for a number of OMF centers. Ask God to help them prepare well and for teams to work together well at the conferences.

Vietnam / 10 January 2020

Thank you, Lord, that Bibles are available in Vietnamese. We pray for increased use of modern translations. We also pray for translations into many minority languages that still have no or few scriptures.

Philippines / 10 January 2020

Pray for God to provide a Serve Asia coordinator soon for the OMF Philippines Homeside team, as Sam (the current coordinator) prepares to attend the May 2020 Orientation Course. Two individuals have expressed a willingness to take on the role on a part-time basis.

East Asia’s Muslims / 10 January 2020

Like many other cultures, Chinese culture can sometimes be very focused on financial and professional success. Pray that Silk Road people will seek godly purity instead.

Canada / 10 January 2020

A few Canadian workers are dealing with particular challenges in their ministries. Pray for patience, wisdom and grace for all concerned. May God gain glory even in these difficult situations.

United States / 10 January 2020

Praise God for 22 new workers from the U.S. who were released to serve with OMF fields in 2019! Pray more than 40 more who are preparing to go and working to see God build up their partnership team.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 10 January 2020

Praise God for the successful NextGen events in London and Scotland in November which helped people really think about their place in world mission. Both events went well and helped people who had been on Serve Asia placements, as well as those thinking about doing so, think about their ongoing engagement in God’s mission. You […]

Thailand / 09 January 2020

Lord, you are the God of peace. We pray for peace to come to the southernmost provinces in Thailand.

Philippines / 08 January 2020

Lord, please speak into the hearts of the people as you draw them to you. Please strengthen the faith of the Christians there, and reach out to those who need you.

Myanmar / 07 January 2020

Lord, please give the missionaries Spirit-led direction and a clear ministry focus. We praise you that partnerships with local believers are developing. We pray for wisdom in those intercultural relationships.

Philippines / 07 January 2020

Pray for the OMF Philippines Homeside Council Mobilization Coordinator’s trip to Taiwan this month (January 10-22) to attend a medical mobilization consultation, participate in a winter conference and visit colleagues. Pray for this trip to give the OMF Philippines Homeside a broader perspective of the work and needs there so that OMF’s Philippines office can […]

East Asia’s Muslims / 07 January 2020

The Kazak are China’s third-largest Muslim people group, with a population of over 1.5 million in China. Pray for this traditionally nomadic people as they adapt to the challenges of life in modern China.

Canada / 07 January 2020

Pray for the OMF Canada finance team as there is a large increase in the workload related to year-end tasks. Pray that all will go smoothly and they can take some time off soon.

United States / 07 January 2020

Many of the team members serving with OMF (U.S.) are able to serve through the prayers and financial support of their ministry partners. Pray that in 2020 God would grow and deepen these ministry partner teams for each member of the team.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 07 January 2020

Pray for Nathanael Ayling (OMF UK Serve Asia Alumni Coordinator), Area Representatives and local church leaders involved in following up with and debriefing UK short-term workers after their placements. Ask God to give them wisdom and discernment to help workers consider their next steps in mission.

Cambodia / 06 January 2020

Lord, comfort the many people who are still carrying trauma from Cambodia’s troubled past. May your good news, what Jesus has done, bring healing and hope.

Taiwan / 05 January 2020

Lord, please do a revival in the urban middle class church, that they will reach out into rural areas, to the working class, and to the communities around them. Use them, Lord, to spread the gospel throughout Taiwan.

South Korea / 04 January 2020

Lord, thank you for your church in South Korea. Please use your people in South Korea to bless the peoples of East Asia. Work through your church to send many people to East Asians to share the good news about Jesus.

Canada / 04 January 2020

Praise God for his financial provision to OMF Canada in 2019; we are meeting budget so far this year. Pray for a strong finish, particularly in the support of OMF Canada’s field and home side workers.

United States / 04 January 2020

The OMF (U.S.) is currently looking for a new leaders in our Personnel ministry and Training ministry. Pray God would prompt gifted leaders to be willing to serve their co-workers through these key ministries.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 04 January 2020

Praise God for the 63 short-term workers sent out by OMF (UK) in 2019 through the Serve Asia program. Pray for them and their discipleship after their placements – that they will consider how global mission can continue to be part of their lives, not just an activity to check off over the summer.

East Asia’s Muslims / 04 January 2020

Give thanks for Chinese Christians who are seeking to bless China’s Muslims. Pray that they will learn how to be culturally sensitive and respectful to their Muslim neighbors.

DPRK / 03 January 2020

Lord, you are the One who is in control of all nations. We pray that Kim Jong-Un, the leader of the DPRK, and the other leaders around him would come to know your love. Remind North Korean believers to lift up their leaders in prayer.

Japan / 02 January 2020

Join the OMF Japan team in asking God will to provide 200 workers by 2020: 150 full-time workers, and 50 Friends and 6 month+ short-termers. Along with those workers, pray for God to supply the strength and resources needed to support and equip these new people.

United States / 01 January 2020

The OMF (U.S.) Board of Trustees has several board members rotating off the board in the next few years. Please pray for the exploring process with several people who are considering joining the Board. Ask that God would bless OMF through the wisdom and enthusiasm of the Board of Trustees.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 01 January 2020

Give thanks for how well the new members of the Serve Asia team in the OMF (UK) office have settled into their roles. Pray for them as they prepare for a busy time with many applications coming in for short-term placements in the summer.

Hong Kong / 01 January 2020

Lord, give us a good understanding of the younger generation’s needs and desire, so as to connect and be able to challenge them with the vision in an effective way.

East Asia’s Muslims / 01 January 2020

It is increasingly difficult to place expat professionals in Muslim communities in China. Pray for wisdom and creativity in serving among Muslims in East Asia.

Global / 31 December 2019

Please pray for children growing up in a different culture than their parents’ home culture, that they would have honest, joy-filled relationships with their parents. Please pray for them to have courage, that they would find their voice if they have needs or worries. And pray for ways for them to connect with their extended […]

Canada / 31 December 2019

Thank you for praying for several members of the OMF Canada office team who have been ill. Praise God that most are much healthier now – physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally, and able to fully participate in their ministries.

Belgium / 30 December 2019

Lord, we pray for Belgium and the state of the church. The harvest is big and the workers are few. We pray for more workers in Belgium. May the gospel touch the hearts of many in Belgium, so that God’s Kingdom may grow there, and new missionaries may be raised to share the gospel to […]

United States / 29 December 2019

Pray for focused conversations as OMF (U.S.) team members serve at Mission Connexion Northwest (January 17-18) and LeTourneau University’s Go Week (January 27-31.) Ask God to use these connections to help people take next steps in missions involvement.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 29 December 2019

Pray for wisdom and perseverance for the communications team in developing new book projects in partnership with several publishers. Pray for insight and creativity.

New Horizons / 29 December 2019

Give thanks that parts of the OMF website are available in French, Italian and Portuguese. May people speaking these languages stumble across these sites and be inspired.

East Asia’s Muslims / 29 December 2019

Muslims who sacrifice time and resources for their family are honored. Praise God for sacrificial family values on China’s Silk Road.

East Asia’s Diaspora / 28 December 2019

OMF’s Diaspora Returnee Ministries team has been blessed with a larger-than-usual number of OMF workers transferring from overseas to work with DRM. Pray for good processing of all these transfers, that nothing falls through cracks (since we lack a full-time Personnel Manager).

Canada / 28 December 2019

Praise for God’s hand on Jimmy, OMF Canada Mobilization Mentor, who spoke to a Toronto, Ontario Christian campus group. He shared with them that their group had originally been started by an OMF missionary 60 years ago! May these students consider the place of missions in God’s plan for their lives.

United Kingdom and Ireland / 27 December 2019

Ask God to give wisdom to OMF UK’s IT Department as they juggle strategic projects, including a server upgrade, along with daily support matters.

United States / 26 December 2019

Pray that our ministry partners would see God transform and grow their hearts in generosity as they response to His challenge to be involved with global mission.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 26 December 2019

Give thanks for the appointment of a new designer to join the OMF (UK) Communications team. Please pray for her as she prepares to join the team in January. As she moves to the area to start the role, pray particularly for suitable accommodation at a good price and in a good location.

Switzerland / 26 December 2019

Continue to ask God to raise up new workers from Switzerland to join OMF.

East Asia’s Muslims / 26 December 2019

The Alxa Mongols are officially classed as Mongolians, even though they are Muslims. Pray for God’s blessing on these people, who number more than 29,000.

Southern Africa / 25 December 2019

Lord, thank you for your work in and through your church in South Africa. We pray that you would use your people in South Africa to spread your gospel to all of East Asia’s peoples. Please continue to grow the church’s vision in missions sending.

Canada / 25 December 2019

Thank you for praying for the second half of a mobilization tour in Canada by one of the OMF fields in East Asia. Their representative spoke in several venues in the province of Ontario. May God’s Spirit continue to work in those who heard and challenge them to consider mission in Asia.

Netherlands / 24 December 2019

Lord, thank you for your church in the Netherlands. Please use your people in the Netherlands to bless the peoples of East Asia. Work through your church to send many people to East Asians to share the good news about Jesus.

United States / 23 December 2019

Pray that God would continue to provide for OMF’s ministry in surprising ways. Ask that He would lead people to invest in the work to bring the good news of Jesus to those who aren’t hearing it right now.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 23 December 2019

Pray for the OMF (UK) communications team as they come to the end of a busy few months with reduced capacity. Pray for energy to finish well in 2019 and for good rest over Christmas, ready to begin new projects in January.

Germany / 23 December 2019

Praise God for the interest in OMF Germany’s new YouTube channel “OMFire.” The videos are intended to motivate young people to find their place in missions. Pray that the channel will be able to realize the many ideas and purposes that OMF Germany has for it.

East Asia’s Muslims / 23 December 2019

Many Silk Road business people work long hours and have little time for children or elderly parents. Pray that God will help them find a healthy work-family balance in their lives.

United States / 22 December 2019

Pray for full funding to provide for OMF’s ministry in the U.S. in 2019 and for joy in generosity for each person that gives.

Canada / 22 December 2019

Pray for an expanding prayer movement across Canada, including a new generation of pray-ers, more partnerships with Asian churches, and increased services to the Canadian church in training and consulting.

Canada / 21 December 2019

Jimmy, who is responsible for OMF Canada’s missions mentorship program, praises God that there are now 17 mentors. The team is comprised of retired missionaries, staff members, Serve Asia (short term) alumni and volunteers. With this more solid base, he will shift his focus to inviting more mentees. Pray that those God wants in this […]

United Kingdom & Ireland / 20 December 2019

After 10 years in the OMF (UK) National Director role, Peter and Christine Rowan have been on a period of leave of absence from October until the end of 2019. As this time draws to an end, please pray that they will feel rested with renewed strength and wisdom, ready to return to the office […]

Mekong Minorities / 20 December 2019

Lord, help PhuTai believers in Laos to honor you in all they do; their families, their workplaces, their neighbourhoods and in their churches.

East Asia’s Muslims / 20 December 2019

On China’s Silk Road, entry to a good school or a good university depends on getting good grades on exams. Pray that God will give hope to students who struggle with the pressure of exams.

Skylands / 19 December 2019

God, you see many churches and believers adjacent to the Tibetan plateau. Please give your people a heart to love, serve, and share with the Tibetan peoples.

Canada / 19 December 2019

Praise God for 10 church teams from Canada considering short-term missions in 2020. Pray for Carly, OMF Canada’s Serve Asia Coordinator, as she dialogues with them. Pray for another urgently needed Serve Asia coordinator to join Carly.

Urban China / 18 December 2019

Please pray for the impact of Christian families on Chinese society. Divorce, abortion, self-harm, domestic violence, overwhelming parental expectations – all are issues that threaten the Chinese family unit. Pray that Christian families might shine boldly – that both Chinese and expat Christians might come alongside their neighbors and friends and demonstrate the impact Jesus […]

Australia / 18 December 2019

Pray for the ongoing preparation for Western Australia’s mission mobilization events in 2020. Pray especially for the mission interest groups for young adults and their annual state mission conference in July 2020. Pray for provision of all the resources needed for these events to run well.

China / 17 December 2019

God, thank you for church leaders in China. In the more restrictive environment, please help each of them facing difficult challenges. We pray for each of the communities they lead to stand firm in their faith.

East Asia’s Muslims / 17 December 2019

East Asia’s Silk Road communities have a rich heritage of cultural traditions and wisdom. Praise God for the beauty of this cultural tapestry.

United States / 17 December 2019

Praise God for all the people who are exploring long-term mission opportunities with OMF (U.S.). Pray for the team of people who journey with these explorers to have wisdom, discernment, and discretion in the process.

Singapore / 16 December 2019

God, please raise up more candidates in Singapore who sense your leading to serve in Myanmar and Vietnam.

Canada / 16 December 2019

Pray for the provision of a Regional Ministry Coordinator for OMF Canada’s Atlantic region. In the meantime, pray for Wayne in the national office and Susan, a volunteer in the Atlantic region, as they plan for OMF’s participation at the Jesus to the Nations missions conference in March 2020.

East Asia’s Muslims / 15 December 2019

Domestic violence is an issue that wrecks families all around the world. Pray for healthy family relationships among East Asia’s Muslims and that God’s love would touch hurting hearts who may have been affected by domestic violence.

Australia / 15 December 2019

Praise God for the one short-term worker from Western Australia who is now preparing to serve in Southeast Asia for three weeks in January 2020. Pray for all the preparations to go well and for the Lord to reveal His plans for this worker’s possible long-term mission involvement.

New Zealand / 14 December 2019

Lord, please continue to speak, stir and challenge the New Zealand church to become actively involved in global mission.

East Asia’s Muslims / 14 December 2019

The Uyghur are China’s second-largest Muslim people group, with a population of over 10 million. Pray for good relationships between them and China’s majority Han people. Pray also for peace and stability in the regions where they live .

United States / 14 December 2019

Over 30 families and singles are working with the OMF (U.S.) partnership development team as they raise support to serve in Asia or in the OMF U.S. office. Pray that God will give them encouragement and stamina, especially since many of them are doing this alongside full-time jobs or studies.

Malaysia / 13 December 2019

Lord, thank you for your word. Thank you for developments in expository preaching training expanding now in East Malaysia. We ask you for effective, culturally-relevant teaching by the visiting trainers and long-lasting application into local church planting.

Canada / 13 December 2019

The OMF Canada team requests prayer for “God’s Spirit to work in refreshing us in prayer and in our prayer lives. Pray also as we revamp how we do prayer in the OMF Canada National office; may this bring glory to God and be a blessing to each of us.”

Australia / 12 December 2019

Pray for good decisions around the use of properties that OMF Australia have across the country so that they can be used in the most efficient way.

Indonesia / 12 December 2019

Pray for three workers working on rice farms in Southeast Asia. They are in frequent contact with people who are poor, undernourished, and unemployed. Some of these in need are joining the farm work, while others are being taught how to start a small business. Some of the mothers are being taught about hygiene and […]

Australia / 11 December 2019

Pray for wisdom, discernment and progress with the OMF Australia’s Missional Business focus. Pray for OMF leaders to know how to proceed within the Australian context.

United States / 11 December 2019

Every OMF U.S. team member who helps mobilize prayer for East Asia is currently dealing with complicated physical issues. Pray for protection and healing over this team.

Vietnam / 10 December 2019

Believers in Vietnam are working hard to translate sections of the Bible (text and audio form) into minority languages which currently do not have a Bible or do not have a complete Bible. People are also working to translate the Bible into sign language videos. Pray for the translators to have perseverance, wisdom and insight […]

Canada / 10 December 2019

Praise God for the start of the second half of a mobilization tour for one of the OMF fields in Asia. Their representative will be speaking in several venues in the province of Ontario, Canada this week. May God’s Spirit work through her to inform and challenge listeners to consider mission in Asia.

Australia / 09 December 2019

Pray for OMF Australia’s young adults’ events run in each state in Australia, that they will inspire and equip those who attend to serve among East Asia’s peoples and share the good news of Jesus.

Thailand / 09 December 2019

God, thank you for bringing your gospel into the lives of Thai people that are studying or working overseas. Please help these believers to continue growing in their faith as they return to Thailand.

Philippines / 08 December 2019

OMF Philippines team members in Manila and Davao meet each Tuesday for prayer. God, please encourage them as you answer their prayers.

United States / 08 December 2019

As the U.S. team continues working with American churches, praise God that several of the trainings are now being offered in Chinese. Pray for missions growth in each of the Chinese-speaking churches that have asked for OMF (U.S.)’s coaching and training. Pray for God to provide more consultants who are comfortable speaking in Chinese.

Myanmar / 07 December 2019

Praise God for the foreign and local brothers and sisters who shared The Good News of Jesus in all its fullness with Myanmar’s peoples in the past. Praise God also for all who are doing this right now.

Canada / 07 December 2019

OMF Canada needs key volunteers for the IT, Finance, and Prayer departments. Please pray for the right persons to be led to these positions.

Australia / 06 December 2019

Pray for OMF Australia’s focus on missional business in the new year. Pray in particular for the planning of events in March and August 2020 to increase the interest and awareness among people hoping to start missional businesses in East Asia.

Cambodia / 06 December 2019

Please pray for outreach through Bible storytelling to people who live under the bridge of Stung Meanchey, a landfill in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This has started in November.

Taiwan / 05 December 2019

Thank you, Lord, for the establishment of Christian schools, hospitals, and media organizations which continue to have an impact on Taiwan and Chinese communities abroad.

United States / 05 December 2019

Pray for all those who are hurting in the U.S. – emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Pray that they would know God as their comfort and their guide as they face life’s trials.

South Korea / 04 December 2019

Lord, thank you for your church in South Korea. Please use your people in South Korea to bless the peoples of East Asia. Work through your church to send many people to East Asians to share the good news about Jesus.

Canada / 04 December 2019

Several of the OMF Canada office team have experienced/are experiencing illness of varying degrees of severity. This has been happening over several weeks, making life challenging for them and for the OMF teams of which they are a part. Pray for divine protection and for complete healing – physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally.

DPRK / 03 December 2019

Lord, you know that people die every day in the DPRK without having heard the gospel. Please allow the Good News of Jesus to spread throughout the country.

Japan / 02 December 2019

Please pray for strength and joy in the Japanese church. It seems that many pastors are tired and many Christians discouraged. Amidst much effort, the church in Japan is shrinking: 72 percent of all pastors are over age 60 and only 2 percent of the pastors are in their thirties. The prayer and work towards […]

United States / 02 December 2019

Praise God for the seven people who recently went through OMF (U.S.) candidate course and are now appointees. Pray for them as they work toward raising their support. Most of them want to leave for their fields of service within a year.

Hong Kong / 01 December 2019

Praise God for the intentional efforts of mission organizations, churches, and seminaries to disciple, equip and invest time and money in the younger generation. Local churches are incorporating mission education into their discipleship program and seeking ways to be involved in purposeful short term missions.

Canada / 01 December 2019

For any missionary worker who ministers in their home country or works in the mission’s office, there is the constant challenge of maintaining healthy financial support levels. Praise God for a Canadian donor who recently gave a large financial gift for all under-supported OMF Canadian workers!

Belgium / 30 November 2019

OMF Belgium is currently working on a 2020 vision document, with the tagline tagline, “Who do you bless?” based on Psalm 67. It sometimes can be difficult to mobilize churches and Christians for East Asia because they first need to be mobilized for the Great Commission in general. Pray for wisdom as the OMF Belgium […]

Australia / 30 November 2019

Please pray for the smooth preparation of Serve Asia (short-term) workers going out from Australia to Taiwan.

Canada / 29 November 2019

Live Called was an event sponsored by the Missions Hub, a multiagency partnership focused on university students in downtown Toronto, Ontario. It was focused onyoung professionals thinking about their vocation and about mission. Praise God for those who attended on November 23. Pray for that they will respond to what they heard and that many […]

New Horizons / 29 November 2019

Pray for those in the candidate process from the New Horizons area, some with very big hurdles to jump. Pray for that they would be patient and able to persevere.

United States / 29 November 2019

The OMF (U.S.) team is currently looking for new leaders in its Personnel and Training ministries. Pray that God will provide the right people for these positions in his perfect timing.

Canada / 29 November 2019

Pray for four new OMF appointees who have just completed OMF Canada’s Candidate Course and are now preparing for partnership development. May God open doors of opportunity to share his call on their lives and that this will result in prayer and financial partners joining them.

East Asia’s Muslims / 29 November 2019

Pray for good teachers to be willing to work in rural Silk Road areas. As China urbanizes, it can be a significant sacrifice for teachers to serve in countryside schools.

East Asia’s Diaspora / 28 November 2019

Pray for new OMF Diaspora Returnee Ministries (DRM) members, especially those transferring from overseas, to settle and transition well in their new contexts, to understand the Returnee focus that DRM has, and that the Lord will use them greatly.

Australia / 28 November 2019

Pray for the planning and reviews taking place with OMF Australian home staff in November and December.

United Kingdom and Ireland / 27 November 2019

Pray for returning Serve Asia workers to settle quickly back into life in the UK, but also to be open to how God is leading them to further steps in mission. Ask God for wisdom for those debriefing and following up with Serve Asia workers.

Canada / 26 November 2019

Continue to pray for the unsettled situation in Hong Kong where many of our colleagues are working. Some report that there is fear and loss of hope for their country. Strong feelings exist among all who have connections with this country. Pray for God’s divine intervention in its affairs. May His will be done; may […]

Switzerland / 26 November 2019

Ask God to send new workers from Switzerland to join OMF for long-term service in East Asia.

Australia / 26 November 2019

Please pray for a smooth process of selling OMF Australia’s Victoria office over the next few months, and for God to provide a new office space for the OMF team there.

United States / 26 November 2019

As Thanksgiving in the U.S. approaches, there is much to be thankful for as the U.S. offers freedom to believers, allowing Christian organizations to flourish. Pray for the many Christian ministries in the U.S. to be faithful to the work God has called them to.

Canada / 26 November 2019

Praise God for the Heart For Asia Conferences (OMF missions conferences) that have touched the lives of many across Canada. Pray for the follow-up of those interested in missions. Pray also that those in whom God is working will be in contact with us.

East Asia’s Muslims / 26 November 2019

Pray for Han Chinese Christians who are living and working on the Silk Road. Pray that they would be a great blessing to the Muslim communities they serve.

Southern Africa / 25 November 2019

Lord, we thank you for the diversity of the multi-cultural South African church. We pray that this may be used to extend your kingdom as the church partners with mission agencies.

Netherlands / 24 November 2019

Lord, thank you for your church in the Netherlands. Please use your people in the Netherlands to bless the peoples of East Asia. Work through your church to send many people to East Asians to share the good news about Jesus.

Australia / 24 November 2019

Pray for the OMF Western Australia (WA) team as they plan events for 2020, including the State Missions Conference that requires a chairperson to lead the planning committee. Pray for God’s provision of personnel resources for various mobilization events.

Germany / 23 November 2019

We are grateful for almost 100 churches in Germany that have sent out OMF missionaries. Pray that the relationship between churches, OMF and missionaries will remain strong, true and fruitful.

Cambodia / 23 November 2019

Praise God for some encouraging things happening in a particular urban poor church in Cambodia and in the lives of people of the church, including successful outreach to non-believers through English programs and three young women who recently were baptized and joined the church.

United States / 23 November 2019

Pray that our ministry partners would find joy and be blessed in supporting the work of OMF.

Canada / 23 November 2019

Pray for some OMF Canada staff who are experiencing health issues. Pray for healing. Pray also for wisdom in the work/life balance.

East Asia’s Muslims / 23 November 2019

Friendship on China’s Silk Road means sharing food together. Pray for conversations over meals between Christians and Silk Road peoples to be seasoned with grace and truth.

United States / 22 November 2019

Pray for the Church in the U.S., that it would be salt and light in this country and that many would experience God’s love for them.

Australia / 22 November 2019

Praise God for the newcomers at OMF Australia’s last two Western Australia’s (WA) meetings for people interested in long-term missions. Pray for God to grow this group and that it will be the catalyst for many to head out as long-term missionaries.

Canada / 21 November 2019

OMF Canada depends on regional representation in seven provinces and one region for mobilization, prayer and support of OMF workers and ministries in these areas. Currently, OMF Canada needs three Regional Representatives; two of these are urgent needs. Please pray that God will soon raise up committed, qualified and long-term persons to take these roles.

Mekong Minorities / 20 November 2019

Lord, raise up Christians from Myanmar, Thailand, China and Laos to go and be missionaries among the Shan. May Lisu, Lahu, Wa and Kachin Christians who reside in Shan areas live out their faith and share the gospel among their Shan neighbors. Continue to raise up more expat workers to humbly learn the language and […]

Cambodia / 20 November 2019

Please pray for favor, if it’s God’s will, as OMF seeks to renew its long-standing Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Health Sciences in Cambodia. OMF have worked there for 20 years, but this year the renewal is under threat.

Australia / 20 November 2019

Pray for wisdom and leading as the OMF Australia team in Victoria plans for 2020 programs.

Indonesia / 20 November 2019

Pray for the Indonesian government’s new cabinet that has just been established to support the President and the Vice President in their new term governing and leading the nation. Pray that they may serve with integrity and discipline, upholding justice and order for peace and the good of the people.

United States / 20 November 2019

Pray that God would continue to bring in gifts to The Task Unfinished Fund to enable OMF’s ministry to continue and to advance into new areas.

Canada / 20 November 2019

Pray for ongoing wisdom as leaders of Connections East Asia and Diaspora Returnee Ministries in Canada develop a model to enable a strong joint partnership.

East Asia’s Muslims / 20 November 2019

The Tatar are China’s smallest Muslim people group, with a population of around 3,500 in China. Give thanks that, though small in number, each person is known and loved by God.

Skylands / 19 November 2019

God, you see many churches and believers adjacent to the Tibetan plateau. Please give your people a heart to love, serve, and share with the Tibetan peoples.

Urban China / 18 November 2019

Teachers are under much work stress; even amongst Christian teachers, many don’t take the time to go to church. Pray that God would allow teachers to grow in Christian maturity, understanding and identity. Also ask God to raise up more Christian teachers who will have life-giving influence as they grow in understanding the life-giving role […]

Australia / 18 November 2019

Give thanks to God for his goodness, guidance and grace upon OMF Australia’s ministry in Victoria this whole year.

China / 17 November 2019

Lord, with the rapidly growing economy in China, materialism is a major problem for the church. We pray for Christians to set their priority in seeking after You and not material wealth and comfort.

Cambodia / 17 November 2019

Please pray for Khmer healthcare students and workers who some OMF workers serve alongside, train and support. Pray that OMF workers would be salt and light in their interactions with them and they would persevere through stress and discouragement. Pray for them to cope with the expectations of their patients and care well for each […]

Indonesia / 17 November 2019

From November 19-23, the newly formed OMF Indonesia Field Council will meet for the second time while a new field leader is in the process to be appointed. Pray for fruitful meetings and unity as the council reviews, plans and carries out the work.

United States / 17 November 2019

Several members of the OMF (U.S.) Board of Trustees will rotate off the board in the next few years. Please pray for the Board of Trustees to identify the right people to ask to consider becoming part of the board.

Canada / 17 November 2019

Pray for OMF Canada’s Financial Provision Committee as it develops policy and guidelines to provide better for the financial needs of all OMF Canada workers.

East Asia’s Muslims / 17 November 2019

Forgiveness can be rare in Silk Road communities. Pray for Silk Road Christians to honor God by being trustworthy friends who model godly forgiveness.

Singapore / 16 November 2019

Many workers sent from Singapore are seeking God’s will for their next direction while they serve in the field or on home assignment. Lord, please reveal yourself to them as they seek you.

Australia / 16 November 2019

Pray for OMF Australian home staff who are attending the National Training Event (NTE) on November 29 to have opportunities to encourage university students to think about mission work and share about God’s work in East Asia.

Belgium / 16 November 2019

Pray for a theology student from Belgium who will go to Thailand for an apprenticeship with OMF in the spring. Ask God to provide all she needs and for her to be prepared spiritually, mentally, and physically for her time in East Asia.

East Asia’s Muslims / 15 November 2019

The Dongxiang are China’s fourth-largest Muslim people group, with a population of over 622,000 in China. Pray for China’s government as it seeks to improve education levels in poor Dongxiang areas.

Cambodia / 14 November 2019

Please pray for outreach through Bible storytelling to people who live under the bridge of Stung Meanchey, a landfill in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This has started in November.

Australia / 14 November 2019

Please ask God to encourage those attending OMF Australia’s Heart4Asia prayer breakfast in Queensland on November 23 as they hear updates from long-term missionaries on Home Assignment and experiences from short-term workers.

Indonesia / 14 November 2019

Pray for three workers working on rice farms in Southeast Asia. They are in frequent contact with people who are poor, undernourished, and unemployed. Some of these in need are joining the farm work, while others are being taught how to start a small business. Some of the mothers are being taught about hygiene and […]

New Zealand / 14 November 2019

God, thank you for church and mission leaders in New Zealand. Please help the OMF New Zealand team to develop growing relationships with these leaders. Please give churches and missions opportunities to partner and work together.

United States / 14 November 2019

Pray that God would raise up a new generation of young Christians in the U.S. who are passionate about taking the gospel to the ends of the earth.

Canada / 14 November 2019

Praise the Lord for very good financial support for OMF Canada. We are meeting budget thus far and the year end looks very encouraging.

East Asia’s Muslims / 14 November 2019

On the Silk Road, honor comes with age. Pray for wisdom for Silk Road elders as they lead their families and communities.

Philippines / 14 November 2019

Pray for OMF Philippines Home Council’s mobilization team year-end evaluation and 2020 first quarter planning on December 2-4. May God guide and direct their steps.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 14 November 2019

November 14 – Pray for the interviews for a new Finance Officer taking place at the OMF (UK) National Office. Pray for wisdom for the interviewing team and for the successful applicant, that God will be preparing them for this role.

Malaysia / 13 November 2019

Lord, please help Malaysian believers to live out the gospel at work. Help them to stand out for their honesty. We pray that they would seek holiness with guidance from your Holy Spirit.

Belgium / 13 November 2019

Thank God for a good conversation and renewal of OMF Belgium’s partnership with the Evangelical Youth Alliance there. Pray for more candidates from Belgium to participate in Serve Asia At this time, there is only one Belgian Serve Asia candidate for the spring.

Canada / 13 November 2019

Praise the Lord that there are already ten church teams considering joining OMF Canada’s Serve Asia (Short Term) program this summer. Pray that those of God’s choosing will follow through by submitting their applications.

United States / 13 November 2019

Please pray as the OMF U.S. communications team starts thinking through and planning 2020 content. Pray for creativity and alignment and for those working on the blog and social media to have daily wisdom in communicating well with our audience in a way that honors the Lord.

Cambodia / 12 November 2019

From November 4-8, the OMF Cambodia field committed time to prayer and fasting as they seeked God’s priorities for the year ahead – both in their own spiritual lives and in their ministry focus. Please join them in prayer for directio. In March and September, the Kairos course on world missions was held for the […]

Australia / 12 November 2019

Pray for an OMF Australia Serve Asia (short-term) team going to Japan for 10 days in December. Ask God that this trip may be a fruitful time for team members and those they interact with.

Indonesia / 12 November 2019

Due to family reasons, a worker in Southeast Asia is no longer able to serve among diaspora returnees in the country where they were based. Pray for God to raise up more diaspora returnee workers as there are many returnees struggling in their new faith upon returning to their homes.

Indonesia / 12 November 2019

Radicalism is becoming a global movement. Though radicalism is regarded as a threat to unity and peace by most in Indonesia, it is reported that radicalism has infiltrated some children’s schools. Pray for wisdom for the Indonesian government in dealing with this issue and pray for the Indonesian Church to be the light of the […]

Australia / 11 November 2019

Please pray for ongoing guidance on how OMF Australia can build up their Missional Business focus and team to support new ways of working among East Asia’s peoples.

United States / 11 November 2019

The OMF (U.S.) leadership team has a retreat November 19-21. Pray for God to use this time to help the leadership continue to learn how to work as a team and find ways to better serve the American church.

Canada / 11 November 2019

Pray for two OMF workers in leadership positions in Asia who are taking time to come to Canada to participate in mobilization tours. Pray for one of these workers currently travelling in Canada. May he be led by the Holy Spirit to disseminate information that will inspire and challenge his audiences. Pray for the final […]

East Asia’s Muslims / 11 November 2019

Pray that Silk Road business leaders will use their influence to promote justice in the area, rather than just to make a profit.

Philippines / 11 November 2019

Pray for the OMF Philippines Home Council Board of Trustees meeting on November 23. Pray for spiritual guidance and discernment as they meet.

Vietnam / 10 November 2019

Thank you, Lord, for new opportunities to share the good news with minority people groups as access to these hard to reach mountainous areas opens up. Many from these people groups travel to cities to work on building sites and tourists now freely come and go from their villages. May these people groups have a […]

Belgium / 10 November 2019

OMF Belgium is currently working on a 2020 vision document, with the tagline tagline, “Who do you bless?” based on Psalm 67. It sometimes can be difficult to mobilize churches and Christians for East Asia because they first need to be mobilized for the Great Commission in general. Pray for wisdom as the OMF Belgium […]

United Kingdom & Ireland / 10 November 2019

November – Praise God for two new OMF (UK) couples attending this month’s Orientation Course in Singapore. Give thanks for how the Lord has provided for them and for the good works he has prepared in advance for them to do in East Asia.

Canada / 10 November 2019

Praise God for Carly, who has accepted the position of lead Serve Asia (Short Term) Coordinator for OMF Canada. Pray for grace and courage as she navigates the learning curve in this busy ministry. Pray for another full-time coordinator to join her.

United States / 10 November 2019

Pray for full funding to provide for OMF’s ministry in the U.S. in 2019 and for joy in generosity for each person that gives.

Thailand / 09 November 2019

Lord, thank you for your church in Thailand. Please use your people in Thailand to bless the peoples of East Asia. Work through your church to send many people to East Asians to share the good news about Jesus.

United States / 08 November 2019

The International Conference on Missions (ICOM) takes place in Kansas City from November 14-17. OMF (U.S.) will have at least 20 people at the conference to share about the work of OMF and journey with conference attendees in their own personal missionary journeys. Pray for good conversations and for God to use the conference to […]

Canada / 08 November 2019

OMF Canada depends on regional representation in seven provinces and one region for mobilization, prayer and support of OMF workers and ministries in these areas. Currently, OMF Canada needs three Regional Representatives; two of these are urgent needs. Please pray that God will soon raise up committed, qualified and long-term persons to take these roles.

East Asia’s Muslims / 08 November 2019

With a population of over 10.6 million, the Hui are China’s largest Muslim people group. Pray for God’s blessing on these descendants of Silk Road traders who intermarried with local Chinese.

Philippines / 08 November 2019

A major earthquake rattled the island of Mindanao in the Philippines on October 29. Close to 200,000 people have been affected. Pray for strength, wisdom and protection for Christian workers in Mindanao as they assess the damage and are actively involved in relief operations.

Philippines / 08 November 2019

Sometimes it is necessary for a venue to be found outside the community so that spiritual seekers can meet safely for Bible study. God, please provide suitable venues for these studies.

Myanmar / 07 November 2019

Pray that Christian workers in Myanmar will remain in Jesus so that they bear much spiritual fruit. And let us also pray that they can love each other so that the world will know that they are Jesus’ disciples.

Belgium / 07 November 2019

Recently OMF Belgium facilitated a platform for mission agencies in Flanders, Belgium, including organizations working inside and outside of Belgium, but all based in Belgium. Some long term goals for this platform were established. The platform is now going through the approval process from the various organizations’ boards. Pray for God’s wisdom in this process.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 07 November 2019

NextGen London, which will focus on the importance of prayer in world missions, will be held on Saturday, November 9. Pray for Viv Thomas, an author and former Associate International Director of OM International, as he shares. Pray for a good number of people to attend and be encouraged in their involvement in world mission.

Canada / 07 November 2019

Pray for the follow-up after the OMF Heart for Asia conferences that are being held across Canada this Fall. Pray for timely contact with those who have expressed interest in mission involvement. Pray for discernment and wisdom as we walk alongside them.

United States / 07 November 2019

Praise God for the great connections the OMF U.S. team is making with American churches. Pray that there will be an increase of churches wanting to learn about how they can be more involved in missions.

Cambodia / 06 November 2019

Pray for more Cambodian Christian dentists to commit to the Christian Dentists Fellowship’s bimonthly meetings and for God’s Word to deeply impact them to be faithful disciples serving the Lord in the workplace.

Cambodia / 06 November 2019

A severe drought has caused water levels in the Mekong River region of Cambodia to drop to their lowest in more than 100 years. Dry conditions have persisted well into the usual rainy season. Hydroelectric dams upstream in Laos and China have also contributed to a lack of water, leaving many rice farmers unable to […]

Taiwan / 05 November 2019

Thank you, Lord, for the establishment of Christian schools, hospitals, and media organizations which continue to have an impact on Taiwan and Chinese communities abroad.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 05 November 2019

Pray for the first NextGen Scotland event this weekend (November 8-9) for people discovering more about God’s plan for the world and how they can get involved. Ask for God to speak clearly through Dick Dowsett, former OMF member, speaker and author, as he gives the Bible readings, and for good times of fellowship, encouragement […]

South Korea / 04 November 2019

Lord, thank you for your church in South Korea. Please use your people in South Korea to bless the peoples of East Asia. Work through your church to send many people to East Asians to share the good news about Jesus.

Belgium / 04 November 2019

During one of these upcoming missions conferences, OMF Belgium is organizing a Great Commission-focused workshop for youth. Pray that this workshop will create a passion for missions in the youth’s hearts.

Canada / 04 November 2019

Pray for the OMF’s Heart for Asia conferences being held across Canada this Fall. The conferences involve OMF Canada’s Regional Ministry Coordinators, hosting churches, and volunteers all working in cooperation. Pray that the details come into place, that speakers and leaders are able to prepare well, and that God will be nudging the people He […]

United States / 04 November 2019

OMF (U.S.) has two homes that are used to host guests visiting OMF’s U.S. headquarters in Denver, Colorado. Pray for the transition of one couple who is moving into one of the mission homes. Pray that people will be encouraged and equipped for ministry as they stay in these homes.

DPRK / 03 November 2019

Lord, you know that people die every day in the DPRK without having heard the gospel. Please allow the Good News of Jesus to spread throughout the country.

Cambodia / 03 November 2019

As OMF Cambodia looks to see Christians impacting their workplace environments, pray that we will be led to suitable placements, where team members can share the gospel, strengthen the faith of other believers and stand firm as lights in dark places.

Japan / 02 November 2019

Join the OMF Japan team in asking God will to provide 200 workers by 2020: 150 full-time workers, and 50 Friends and 6 month+ short-termers. Along with those workers, pray for God to supply the strength and resources needed to support and equip these new people.

Belgium / 01 November 2019

In the next few weeks, OMF Belgium will have two promotional stands (which will include a mini-escape room!) at two major Christian conferences in Belgium. Pray for engaging conversations about the Great Commission and for God to raise up many new contacts interested in missions and OMF’s work.

Hong Kong / 01 November 2019

Thank you Lord, for your blessings in guiding a continuous stream of enquirers to join the mission field. May there be effective follow-up with them and other potential candidates.

Canada / 01 November 2019

Connections East Asia is a relatively new ministry to the ethnic Church in Canada, helping them grow in mission and vision to their own ethnic population, as well as cross-culturally. Pray for ongoing growth of the team in Canada and for sufficient financial support for each member.

United States / 01 November 2019

Pray for the Church in the U.S., that it would be salt and light in this country and that many would experience God’s love for them.

Global / 31 October 2019

Please pray for children growing up in a different culture than their parents’ home culture, that they would have honest, joy-filled relationships with their parents. Please pray for them to have courage, that they would find their voice if they have needs or worries. And pray for ways for them to connect with their extended […]

Cambodia / 31 October 2019

Please pray for the Ratanakiri Pastor’s Institute in Cambodia on November 10-15. Over 60 church leaders from four different people groups gather twice per year to study God’s word. Pray that the churches will be strengthened as leaders learn to prepare and teach from God’s word.

Belgium / 30 October 2019

After a vision meeting earlier this year, OMF Belgium has decided to initiate a missions platform on the level of Evangelical Alliance Flanders. The idea is rather ambitious, but we believe it is necessary to put missions on the agenda of the Belgian church. Pray for wisdom in the planning of this platform and for […]

New Horizons / 29 October 2019

Pray for Steve and Anna as they seek to build partnerships and mobilise in Brazil and the wider world of Latin America. Ask for the ability to make strategic decisions, and for God-appointments as they meet with candidates and church leaders.