As I helped my father-in-law build a tree house for my sons, I was amazed at how the right tools can make a difficult job easier and much more enjoyable.
My sons have been begging for a tree house for years, and I have wanted to build one for them. The simple truth is I kept putting it off because I didn’t have the knowledge or the resources to get the job done.
Doesn’t that describe how so many of us feel about our prayer lives?
We want to be a prayer warrior and greatly desire to shake Heaven with Bullet Train Prayers for the nations. We just keep putting it off because we don’t know how.
Here are 5 tools to equip you to pray for the nations, or that one nation that God has laid on your heart. It is time to take your prayer life from thinking and wishing to standing and declaring!
Check out these tools and resources for world missions prayer.
- The CIA World Fact Book is an amazing place to start your search for world prayer information. Here you can find information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities. Now that’s sure to awaken a sense of calling toward a specific place or people.
- Operation World is a complete global missions prayer guide. It is like the encyclopedia of world missions prayer!
- Voice of the Martyrs is a sobering website for those of you who feel your heart being led to pray for a persecuted country. It is a remarkable resource that will take your prayers from focusing on maps and flags to seeing the faces of men and women who put their life on the line because of their love for Christ.
- Prepare International is the website of a dear friend and visionary ministry that is helping to develop leaders and churches in Eastern Europe. Those of you who’s hearts are drawn toward this geographic location will find specific prayer points and meet ministers who are laboring in the forgotten fields of Eastern Europe for our Lord.
- Once you determine your world prayer direction, I encourage you to log onto the Sweetwater Prayer Center website and take action to express where your prayers will be focused. You will find a map on the site indicating which countries are currently being prayed for by friends of the Sweetwater Prayer Center. I invite you to email me with your name and the country you are praying for so we can count you among the intercessors who will change the shape of the world through prayer.
Now you have some tools. Go build something!
May the Lamb who was slain receive the full reward of His suffering.