With the massive worldwide popularity of the World Cup, I thought that it would be a good idea to create a Prayer Guide for the 32 participating nations. As Christians’, prayer is perhaps the most crucial thing that we can do to impact our world for the Gospel.
My challenge is that each of you would take the time to pray for the 32 countries participating. A few general ideas of things that you can pray for:
- Pray for the missionaries serving in these nations. In many of the countries, missionaries face various hardships and obstacles.
- Pray that more nations would take up the call to missions.
- Pray for the churches of the nations, that they would be strong and unified.
- And above all, pray that Jesus would be glorified in our lives, our churches and our ministries.
This may sound like a silly idea to some of you, but I assure you that the World Cup does have an impact on the World. During the 1994 World Cup, 4 Brazilians become Christians. This year, warring faction in the Ivory Coast have declared a "cease-fire" while their country plays in the Cup. You just don´t know what impact the power of prayer could have!
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