God works through the prayers of His people
SIM-UK asks all of our missionaries to gather a group of people who will be committed to praying faithfully for them.
People who will keep in touch with them while they are away, and be aware of the pressures they face and supportive of them in their ministry. These prayer partners are a vital part of the team that enables each missionary to do what God has called them to.
When you decide to pray regularly for someone, you join that team. Whether you pray, provide financial support, or work to plant churches, you are playing your part in world mission. As you pray, God uses your prayers to work out His purposes. Our prayers make a difference to the Sovereign Lord. They can make a difference in the world.
Jesus asked his followers to pray for workers to go out into a needy world. We need to pray that too. But let's not forget them once they've gone. Continue to pray for these missionaries.
It takes discipline and commitment to pray for people who live in a place we know little about, who work in a language we don't speak, who may eat breakfast while we're going to bed, and who may not be back for some years. But they don't stop being our brothers and sisters while they're away.
Remember them. Pray for them every day.
Your prayers count.