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Lord, build Your church among the Baiku Yao through signs and miracles, endurance in persecution and obedience to Your Spirit. Strengthen them to withstand trials for the sake of Your Name and for the sake of their own people’s salvation (Acts 17:17-18).

Mekong Minorities / 20 October 2020

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Belgium / 20 October 2020

Pray for Katrien & Jesse, a Belgian Dutch couple who have started at Bible college in the UK as OMF Belgium/Netherlands candidates. Pray for them as they settle into life in the UK. Pray that the OMF Belgium team would be able to mobilize Belgian believers to support this couple.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 20 October 2020

Pray for wisdom and guidance for OMF (UK) Third Culture Kids Advisor Janet Chapman as she connects with families serving with OMF who are back in the UK at the moment. Ask the Lord to help Janet help families through this challenging time by relying on his strength.

Mekong Minorities / 20 October 2020

Lord, build Your church among the Baiku Yao through signs and miracles, endurance in persecution and obedience to Your Spirit. Strengthen them to withstand trials for the sake of Your Name and for the sake of their own people’s salvation (Acts 17:17-18).

Myanmar / 19 October 2020

Many Burmese who are living, working and studying in foreign countries are also facing severe difficulties due to work and travel restrictions related to COVID-19. Pray that Christians will reach out  in love to the Burmese diaspora communities in both East Asian and Western countries.

Australia / 19 October 2020

Looking ahead to 2021 and making plans for how to connect with and mobilize people is challenging. Pray for the OMF Australia team to have wisdom in knowing what to take up and what to drop, and for God to provide the skills needed to adapt regarding how we interact with people.

East Asia’s Muslims / 19 October 2020

In 2013, China began a huge project to expand trade and infrastructure along the old Silk Road routes. Pray that this “Belt & Road” initiative will improve the quality of life for China’s Muslims.

Skylands / 19 October 2020

Thank you God for what you’ve done in Mongolia over the last twenty-five years – the church grew from a handful of believers to tens of thousands. Thank you for the foreign Christians who shared your gospel. Thank you for the first generation Mongolian believers who have a heart for missions!

Urban China / 18 October 2020

As families in Urban China face enormous pressure – parents constantly traveling for work; children expected to succeed in exams from the age of 6, all the way through to the pressure cooker ‘gaokao’ exams; high divorce rates – Father, we pray for Your mercy on the family unit.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 17 October 2020

Pray for wisdom in considering several options to reduce the environmental impact of the OMF (UK) office with energy-saving technologies.

China / 17 October 2020

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

Myanmar / 16 October 2020

The Myanmar national election is in November 8. Pray for good to result from it and for Myanmar’s leaders to govern well.

Australia / 16 October 2020

On the November 4th, OMF Australia is hosting a seminar in Sydney about talking to your parents about mission. Pray that the seminar will be practical and encouraging for the enquirers who attend.

East Asia’s Muslims / 16 October 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 and use Chinese in daily life.

Singapore / 16 October 2020

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

East Asia’s Muslims / 15 October 2020

Lord, you see the Christians in East Asia with Muslim friends, neighbors, and co-workers. We pray that you would build deep friendships and bless these friends through sharing life together. Help people from diverse backgrounds to understand and appreciate each other.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 14 October 2020

Give thanks for progress in a number of long-running IT projects and new systems which will provide greater flexibility for home and office working. Please pray for the smooth implementation of these systems.

New Zealand / 14 October 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 / 13 October 2020

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 for peace and stability in the regions that they live in.

Myanmar / 13 October 2020

Pray for the Myanmar government dealing with many challenges as COVID-19 cases rise. Myanmar is in its second lockdown. Pray for Christians in Myanmar who, in many cases, cannot leave their neighborhoods. While this can be very hard for them economically, pray that they will use the opportunities to befriend and help their neighbors in […]

Australia / 13 October 2020

Pray for two opportunities for OMF Australia to connect with and teach students who are part of the Sydney Missionary and Bible College Bridge (gap year) program. The first session is focused on short-term mission and the second is teaching a class about supporting missionaries on home assignment. Pray that it will be interactive and […]

Belgium / 13 October 2020

OMF Belgium has started a youth volunteer group called OMF BE Creative Space composed of five young people who want to invest one hour a week for OMF Belgium. It is an exciting initiative, where the young people get freedom to experiment with the vision of OMF Belgium; pray for this group as it is […]

Malaysia / 13 October 2020

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

Indonesia / 12 October 2020

Lord, thank you for your church in Indonesia. Please use your people in Indonesia 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 Kingdom & Ireland / 11 October 2020

Pray for wisdom for planning the European Candidates Introduction Course, due to be hosted by OMF (UK) in December, as decisions are made about how this course can be best delivered.

Australia / 11 October 2020

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

Vietnam / 10 October 2020

Lord, we ask for gospel impact as Vietnam continues its rapid development. As one of Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing economies, Vietnam has set its sights on being a developed nation. We thank you that Vietnamese people have ever-increasing opportunities to interact with new ideas, including the good news of Jesus.

Thailand / 09 October 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.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 08 October 2020

Pray for those applying to join OMF as they raise financial and prayer support. Give thanks for how these candidates can testify to God’s grace and provision already. Pray for them to continue to trust God’s perfect timing.

Philippines / 08 October 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 October 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 October 2020

Lord, we pray for the Cambodian church, that it will be wise, faithful and firmly rooted in you. May your church be burdened and committed to evangelizing and discipling Cambodia’s peoples. We pray that the church will grow in awareness of and participation in cross-cultural mission (including mission to the Khmer minorities in neighbouring countries).

United Kingdom & Ireland / 05 October 2020

Pray for families serving with OMF (UK) with children transitioning back to school or starting school, that children will be protected and have a positive start to learning and friendships this schoolyear.

Taiwan / 05 October 2020

Lord, we praise you for the work in Taiwan in the last fifty years. There are now healthy indigenous churches thriving there. We are witnessing the growth of indigenous organizations and spiritual growth of individuals who are now influential leaders in church and society. We pray that you will continue this good work for future […]

United Kingdom & Ireland / 02 October 2020

Pray for the OMF (UK) finance team at a busy time preparing the budgets for 2021 while also keeping up with day-to-day processes.

Japan / 02 October 2020

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

Hong Kong / 01 October 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.

Belgium / 30 September 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 […]

Germany / 29 September 2020

The OMF Germany website is being revised. A lot of work has to be done in the background: getting to know a completely new system, revising or rewriting existing articles, moving content to the new platform etc. Pray for a team to do these tasks well.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 29 September 2020

Pray for the OMF (UK)’s new Communications intern starting in early October, that he will settle in well and quickly feel part of the team.

New Horizons / 29 September 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 September 2020

Lord, please raise up new workers in places where they can be most effective to these Asian migrants. Please provide resources for the local churches to reach out to them, both in the home and recipient countries.

United Kingdom and Ireland / 27 September 2020

Give thanks for progress in a number of long-running IT projects and new systems which will provide greater flexibility for home and office working. Please pray for the smooth implementation of these systems.

Germany / 26 September 2020

Preparations for Christival 2022 (scheduled for May 2022), a national event of up to 10.000 young people in Germany are already underway. A working group is working on how world mission can be incorporated into the event. Pray for creative ideas.

Canada / 26 September 2020

The OMF Canada Mobilization team has launched Asia Online, an online information sharing and discussion time for anyone interested in learning about cross-cultural ministry. Pray that God uses this initiative to raise up workers who are passionate for His Kingdom among East Asia’s peoples.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 26 September 2020

OMF (UK)’s new children’s book A Taste of Asia comes out in October. Please pray that it will inspire families to see how God is at work around East Asia and how they can get involved. Pray for a new generation of children to be inspired for a lifetime of being involved in God’s global […]

Switzerland / 26 September 2020

Pray for protection of COVID-19 as the numbers of infected people in Switzerland have increased during the past few weeks.

Southern Africa / 25 September 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 September 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.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 23 September 2020

Pray for the OMF (UK) communications team as they finish off a number of new projects in the next month or so. Pray they will be effective and used widely.

Germany / 23 September 2020

OMF Germany’s National Director, Armin Messer, has been invited to a number of churches for preaching services in September and October. Pray that Christians will be inspired anew for God’s concerns in world mission and His work in Southeast Asia.

Canada / 23 September 2020

Pray for God’s comfort to be with the OMF community as we have experienced the deaths of three colleagues’ parents and two colleagues over the recent months. We rejoice together and we weep together.

Germany / 23 September 2020

Pray for OMF Germany as its magazine East Asia Millions is redesigned beginning in 2021, with more space for longer articles, detailed prayer requests and a more attractive design.

United States / 22 September 2020

Pray for the numerous organizations changing their missions conferences to run online during this fall. Pray for the OMF (U.S.) Advocacy team as they work to participate and engage with missions explorers through these events.

Canada / 21 September 2020

Praise God that three OMF workers from Canada who were waiting for international borders to open have now arrived in their countries of service. Pray for their adjustment and preparation for ministry.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 20 September 2020

September is a busy time for the OMF (UK) team with many meetings and different projects to progress. Pray for the team to get into healthy patterns of life and work this autumn.

Canada / 20 September 2020

Praise God that Eng has joined the OMF Canada Finance team as the new Receipting Manager. He is currently training for his role. Praise God also for Jean who has served in this role for 42 years and will be retiring.

Germany / 20 September 2020

On September 26, an OMF Germany Volunteer Team will meet in Karlsruhe. The time will include a report from missionaries on home assignment, short-term workers introductions, there and prayer. Please pray for the team and its ministry in mobilizing and supporting OMF workers from Germany.

Mekong Minorities / 20 September 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 September 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 September 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 […]

Germany / 17 September 2020

On September 19-20, OMF Germany will host an information weekend for people considering missionary service. Please pray for each one to get to know OMF well. May God to speak to each participant personally.

Canada / 17 September 2020

The first-ever online Perspectives Study Program begins in September. This 15-week course is taught by missionaries and professors. Students have the opportunity to discover what God is doing around the world, and consider their part in His purposes. Pray for the teachers and students as they participate, that God would stir in people’s hearts to […]

United Kingdom & Ireland / 17 September 2020

Please pray for upcoming OMF (UK) events running online in September. Pray for good connections with people online and for them to be excited about the ways they can still be involved in what God is doing around the world. The events include the following: Seeing Jesus through Asian Eyes (19 September), OMF Ireland conference […]

China / 17 September 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.

Singapore / 16 September 2020

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

East Asia’s Muslims / 15 September 2020

Lord, we pray for East and Southeast Asia’s Muslims. Please bless them. Please help them to learn more about the love of Jesus.

Canada / 14 September 2020

Praise God that three OMF workers from Canada who were waiting for international borders to open have now arrived in their countries of service. Pray for their adjustment and preparation for ministry.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 14 September 2020

The OMF (UK) Mobilisation and Media team meetings are running online 14-16 September. This time is an opportunity to reflect on OMF (UK)’sefforts to serve the UK and Ireland Church in sharing Jesus Christ with East Asians across the street and across the world. Please pray for wisdom as potential plans for 2021 are discussed.

New Zealand / 14 September 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.

Malaysia / 13 September 2020

God, thank you for the Malaysian Christians that are already serving with OMF and other agencies. Please use the Malaysian church to be strong in sending and supporting people to share the gospel with peoples in other parts of the world.

Indonesia / 12 September 2020

Lord, thank you for your church in Indonesia. Please use your people in Indonesia 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 / 11 September 2020

Thank you for praying for coverage for the OMF Canada Communications department while the Coordinator is on maternity leave. Two people – Rob and Elissa – are managing most of this role currently. Pray for them as they learn and carry out their responsibilities.

Australia / 11 September 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.

Switzerland / 11 September 2020

Pray for protection of COVID-19 as the numbers of infected people in Switzerland have increased during the past few weeks.

United States / 11 September 2020

Praise God for 18 people from the U.S. that began serving with OMF during the first six months of 2020. Pray for a good start to their work and ministry.

United Kingdom & Ireland / 11 September 2020

Please pray for the Home Assignment Workshop running online this week (7-11 September) for OMF (UK) Pray for good connections (both technologically and relationally) and a fruitful time for OMF workers thinking about how to use their time in the UK to share about what God is doing in East Asia.

Vietnam / 10 September 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 September 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 September 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.

Switzerland / 08 September 2020

Pray for OMF Switzerland members who are on home assignment and want to go back to Asia. May God open borders and doors for them to resume their ministry in their country of calling.

United States / 08 September 2020

Praise God for providing generously for OMF’s ministry during the pandemic this year. Pray that God would encourage and look after each ministry partner as they invest in the work OMF is doing.

Myanmar / 07 September 2020

Lord, we are one body of Christ. We praise you that more and more Myanmar churches are reaching out to Buddhist people groups. Praise you that local Christian leaders are developing new ways to contextually reach out to them. We pray for discipleship programs especially among the more established churches in Myanmar.

Cambodia / 06 September 2020

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

Taiwan / 05 September 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.

Switzerland / 05 September 2020

Pray for more people interested in serving in missions long-term from Switzerland. May God call many to serve him in East Asia.

United States / 05 September 2020

God has led people to go out with Serve Asia on a short-term trip to Asia, but they are not able to leave on their trip due to COVID-19. Please pray that each person would draw near to Christ during this time of waiting.

South Korea / 04 September 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 September 2020

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 September 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.

Switzerland / 02 September 2020

On September 12, OMF Switzerland will have its Home Council meeting. Pray for them as they make decisions related to three potential missionary candidates.

United States / 02 September 2020

Pray for the numerous organizations changing their missions conferences to run online during this fall. Pray for the OMF (U.S.) Advocacy team as they work to participate and engage with missions explorers through these events.

Hong Kong / 01 September 2020

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.

Global / 31 August 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.

Belgium / 30 August 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 / 30 August 2020

Many of the workers sent to Asia from the U.S. continue to be unable to enter their normal ministry locations due to COVID-19. Please pray for God’s encouragement and provision for them as they navigate this challenging time. Pray for God to open new and surprising opportunities for ministry during this time.

New Horizons / 29 August 2020

Praise God for the provision that has enabled OMF New Horizons to function well. Pray that He would continue to provide so that money is never the obstacle to the work.

Switzerland / 29 August 2020

On August 30 in Rämismühle and on September 19 in Thun OMF Switzerland will host a mission conference. Hans & Beatrice Bär will share about their experiences in North Thailand. Pray for protection from COVID-19, for participants to have open hearts to the Lord and for God’s blessings on all during this time.

United Kingdom / 28 August 2020

Pray for the OMF (UK) team over the summer as many of them take annual leave. Ask God to give them good times of rest and refreshment away from work and virtual meetings.

United States / 27 August 2020

Praise God for two new members who just joined the OMF (U.S.) Board of Trustees! Please continue to pray for the search process as other candidates explore joining the Board.

Switzerland / 26 August 2020

On August 23, three Mongolian women who are part of a local Mongolian fellowship in Geneva, Switzerland were baptized. Pray that they will be protected from the evil one and grow in their faith.

United Kingdom / 25 August 2020

Along with over 10 other mission agencies, OMF (UK) had been planning to tour the Operation Moblisation ship the Logos Hope this autumn. Unfortunately, this multi-city event had to be cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions and regulations around social distancing. Pray for the UK mobilisation team and the wider partnership as discussions continue about what […]

United States / 24 August 2020

Praise God for the creative ways that prayer group leaders in the U.S. have continued to lead prayer through online meetings during the pandemic. Please pray for these leaders to continue to grow in confidence as they learn new ways to lead others in prayer.

Taiwan / 22 August 2020

Praise God that the Hope Team, a church planting ministry in Taiwan, will baptise four young people in a few weeks. The young people plan to invite some of their non-believing friends to the baptism service. Please pray for these young people to be active in their faith and to grow deep in their walk […]

United Kingdom / 22 August 2020

Despite many complications, disruptions, and cancelled events, technology has enabled a large number of activities to continue over the past five months. Give thanks for the skilled and gifted individuals God has given to OMF who have kept a lot of work going in less than ideal circumstances.

Taiwan / 19 August 2020

Thank God that summer outreach camps were held over the past few weeks in different parts of Taiwan. Since the team could not receive short-term workers from overseas, local Christians helped out at the camps, making for a great opportunity to partner more closely with Taiwanese Christians. Please pray that these partnerships can be continued.

United Kingdom / 19 August 2020

Pray for continued wisdom for the OMF (UK) Leadership Team. Ask the Lord to help them respond well to developments and changes to regulations and guidance surrounding COVID-19 and make good decisions regarding working practices in the “new normal.”

Taiwan / 16 August 2020

OMF ministries in Taiwan have been able to resume as usual. The Shopworkers Church Camp ran a couple of weeks ago with many new people coming who are not Christians. Give thanks for the camp and pray that the new attendees will want to find out more about Christ.

United Kingdom / 16 August 2020

Pray for the OMF (UK) finance team as they recruit a new Finance Assistant. Pray for wisdom in selecting the right person and pray for the existing team as they continue to learn their relatively new roles.

Germany / 16 August 2020

Pray for OMF Germany as its magazine East Asia Millions is redesigned beginning in 2021, with more space for longer articles, detailed prayer requests and a more attractive design.

New Zealand / 14 August 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 […]

Taiwan / 13 August 2020

Praise God that Taiwan has passed over 100 days with no locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, although there have been a few imported cases recently. Several OMF workers have been able to return to Taiwan after home assignment in recent months and have been given the all clear to start back in ministry. Also, most churches […]

United Kingdom / 13 August 2020

Thank you for praying for OMF UK’s first virtual Home Assignment Workshop held online in July. Praise God that the week went very well and helped equip OMF workers to connect with churches and supporters at this time. Give thanks for the time David and Ruth Gould (David is OMF International Facilitator for Creation Care) […]

Malaysia / 13 August 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.

Germany / 13 August 2020

A couple of OMF Germany volunteers help maintain the Mücke mission home. Thank God for each of them and ask for protection in all their work.

Indonesia / 12 August 2020

Lord, thank you for your church in Indonesia. Please use your people in Indonesia 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 / 11 August 2020

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

Vietnam / 10 August 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.

Germany / 10 August 2020

Thank God that the North Korea Prayer Book is available in German. It is a good addition to the monthly prayer emails. Pray that many will read it and pray for North Korea.

Thailand / 09 August 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 / 08 August 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.

Myanmar / 07 August 2020

Lord, we pray for wisdom for missionaries to reach out and help the Myanmar people, who value the family highly, but often struggle to know how to build loving, trusting relationships.

Germany / 07 August 2020

Join OMF Germany worker Christiane in asking God for more prayer partners. After graduating from Bible school, she wants to talk to friends and church members about participating in this kind of ministry. Pray that some will discover the value of prayer support.

Cambodia / 06 August 2020

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

Taiwan / 05 August 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.

South Korea / 04 August 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 August 2020

Pray for the many workers who are applying for visas to return to their work/ministries in Thailand. May God grant them favour in the eyes of the Thai officials in the country and in the Thai embassies around the world.

Germany / 04 August 2020

Pray for God to raise up volunteer mentors to support OMF Germany’s Serve Asia workers before, during and after their time in Asia. Because of COVID-19, some workers were not able to leave or had to return earlier than expected. Pray for God to use volunteers to encourage these who did not go or had […]

DPRK / 03 August 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 August 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.

Hong Kong / 01 August 2020

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

Canada / 01 August 2020

Pray for David & Diane in OMF Canada’s Candidate Department as they track with candidates who are looking to join OMF. Pray that all paperwork can be completed in order for all seven candidates to join a first-ever virtual Candidate Course in October. Pray for the planning and teaching of the course using this platform.

Germany / 01 August 2020

From August 21-23, OMF workers who have recently returned to Germany from East Asia will meet for a time of orientation. Please pray for input, inspiration and fellowship during these days.

Global / 31 July 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.

Belgium / 30 July 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 […]

Canada / 29 July 2020

Pray for final confirmation of a new Receipting Manager for the OMF Canada Finance Department. If all goes well, training will begin in August.

Germany / 29 July 2020

Matthias and Jasmin, OMF candidates from Germany, will preach at a church on August 16 and give an update on their journey to Cambodia. Pray for God to bless this time, establish new relationships and provide new prayer partners.

New Horizons / 29 July 2020

Lord, we thank you for the way you are raising a new generation of missionaries from all countries of the world, making the missions force a truly global one.

East Asia’s Diaspora / 28 July 2020

Lord, please raise up new workers in places where they can be most effective to these Asian migrants. Please provide resources for the local churches to reach out to them, both in the home and recipient countries.

United Kingdom and Ireland / 27 July 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.

Canada / 27 July 2020

Continue to pray for coverage for the OMF Canada Communications Coordinator as she begins maternity leave in August. Pray for the handover of the publication coordination part of the role to a colleague, which is happening now. There may be someone to cover the content management part of this role. Pray this need is met […]

Germany / 27 July 2020

The pastoral ministry of OMF Germany candidates Matthias and Jasmin ends on July 31. Pray for the completion of their ministry, the new start at OMF and that their financial support will be completely provided so that they can start working in East Asia.

Switzerland / 26 July 2020

We pray for the different and large number of Swiss churches. Please empower them with your Holy Spirit to be seekers and doers of your will. Please help them to overcome any differences and collaborate well for your mission. Please help the churches and their leaders to step out in faith and fulfill God’s mission […]

Southern Africa / 25 July 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.

Germany / 24 July 2020

On July 25, OMF Germany’s North West Volunteer Team meets in Lemgo. Please pray for God to raise up more volunteers in northern Germany.

Netherlands / 24 July 2020

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.

Germany / 23 July 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.

United States / 22 July 2020

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

Canada / 21 July 2020

Pray for the OMF CanadaCandidate 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.

Mekong Minorities / 20 July 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 July 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 July 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.

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

Lord, please raise up new workers in places where they can be most effective to these Asian migrants. Please provide resources for the local churches to reach out to them, both in the home and recipient countries.

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

Pray for continued wisdom for the OMF (UK) Leadership Team. Ask the Lord to help them respond well to developments and changes to regulations and guidance surrounding COVID-19 and make good decisions regarding working practices in the “new normal.”

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

Lord, you know about Switzerland’s high number of foreign nationalities and what challenges that poses for Switzerland’s churches and believers. Please help the Swiss people to be empowered and prepared to share the gospel with their foreign neighbors.

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, 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.

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.

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

Pray for OMF Germany as its magazine East Asia Millions is redesigned beginning in 2021, with more space for longer articles, detailed prayer requests and a more attractive design.

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.

United States / 22 May 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.

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