Prayer must be one of two priorities and core values according to Acts 6.This is fundamental to everything that we do in relationship with Jesus Christ. By doing a prayer journey, you will be given a chance to pray “on site with insight” for the millions of unreached peoples found throughout our missions fields. This is a chance for you to go behind enemy lines, join other journeyers on a team ready to engage in spiritual battle and lift the needs of the least-reached people before the throne of God.
There is power in prayer to bind the forces that hold families, tribes and whole regions bound. The right kind of prayers can tear down all barriers and we need people willing to go, learn and pray for the unreached. Will you join us?
Why Would I Do This?
Ps 69:13 But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O LORD, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation. We believe that by coming to our mission fields in Africa and experiencing firsthand the culture and needs of the many unreached peoples; you will be better equipped to effectively pray for the millions who continue to live without the truth found in our Lord and Saviour. We also believe that by DOING Joshua 1:3 ‘Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses” and walking in the footsteps of the unreached, seeing their need and praying over them, you are laying the foundation which will open the doors for them to hear the truth and know their Creator, His love, grace, mercy and salvation.
Who Can Be A Prayer Journeyer?
Salvation through Jesus Christ is an absolute must. Those who do Prayer journeys must recognize their spiritual, emotional, and physical weaknesses and be willing to actively depend on Jesus in each of these areas, for they will be “stretched.” Journeyers must have servant hearts and be willing to work hard in prayer, often in difficult circumstances. We need people who are willing to be pushed to the limit and serious about praying for unreached people and persecuted Christians.
What Will I Do?
A prayer journey is not a glorified vacation or a holiday for Christian tourists. You will go beyond the path of a normal tourist and see real needs, the pain and the cry of the unreached. There’s nothing glamorous about this. It’s intense, focused, challenging and will take you out of your comfort zone. You will probably pray more during your journey than ever before and face the truth of spiritual battles and cultural pressures that persecuted Christians face. You will pray for those who have never been prayed over, visit their villages, interact in their lives, and be part of the generation that breaks down the obstacles that hinder them from knowing the truth.
What Does A Typical Day Look Like?
We invited a team from Ghana some years ago to come over to pray over our city and the results were remarkable. Here is what a typical day looks like. The day begins with a team meeting, where you will review the prayer points for the city/village you are in. We were led to drop a jot of ink on plain white paper which we folded into two and allowed it to create a blot and spread the imprint we took to represent the original plan of God for the city and we were then going to visit the 7 gates of society in the city including the seat of government. Our team then split up into pairs or small groups, and walks through the city, praying for specific prayer points, as well as anything else the Lord led us to pray for. Team members will usually visit markets, temples, schools, Courts Banks and government buildings interacting with the local people as much as they can.
How Many People Are On A Team?
We try to keep a low profile in the communities we target. In order to do this the maximum amount of team members is 4 people and the minimum is 2. The teams could be friends, family, school/work colleagues, and church members, or you can join one of our international teams.
How Long Are The Trips?
The average prayer journey is two weeks long. These two weeks include: two days of training and orientation, six to seven days on the prayer journey, one day for debriefing and one day to relax. Longer trips may be available upon request.
Please join us in praying for the harvest of the unreached and if you would like more information contact us and let us know how we can help. We can send you prayer guidelines as you request these. Please join us in praying for the harvest of the unreached and if you would like more information contact us and let us know how we can help.
Be a Prayer Advocate
A Prayer Advocate is someone who prays faithfully and passionately for an unreached people group, actively encourages others to join them in prayer, and shares prayer requests, needs, opportunities and news with the body of Christ.
A Prayer Advocate actively joins God in His work among a people group, encourages, and helps others to move from “spectator” to “participant” in God’s Kingdom.
How to become a Prayer Advocate
Represent the needs of the people group before your Christian community. Share prayer requests for this people group at prayer meetings or by email or in the church bulletin. Check out our most recent our mission bulletins or read the latest prayer updates. Or spend some time getting more information.
What to watch out for:
False Altars and False Crosses.
Look at the complex artwork above and the script bellow it –watch out and pray over your community!
Taken at Farim Park, Guinea Bissau. Watch out for this kind of altars
Cheltenham Council Bourough-the seat of Government in this area- done 1892!
Taken at Farim Park, Guinea Bissau.
This photo was taken at the Council Offices of Cheltenham, UK- an altar to the sun god!
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