Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Unreached People Groups

You may have noticed in the past few days I've put up a picture and information on my side bar under the heading pray for unreached people groups. There are a number of reasons I decided to add this...not just to make more clutter on the side of the blog (it just looks like clutter because I am not technologically savvy).

In December last year I began praying for unreached people groups around the world. I enjoyed praying and learning about different cultures, different people groups, and reading the stories and prayer requests of missionaries around the world ministering in to these groups. But even more importantly than what I enjoy is God answers prayer - prayers for missionaries ministering, struggling, discipling, teaching, and reaching out to the lost...prayers for people hearing the gospel that their deaf ears and blind eyes would be opened....prayers for new Christian converts dealing with persecution for leaving their former religion....prayers to send missionaries to regions and people group who have never heard the gospel and do not have a Bible in their own language...

There are several great resources to learn from and see prayer requests of missionaries and for people groups and countries that have little or no Christian influence.

The Joshua Project: A site highlighting the people groups of the world that have the least Christian presence in their midst and to encourage pioneer church-planters among every ethnic people group.

The International Mission Board: The SBC mission board has a page on the website devoted to prayer for people groups, missionaries, urban centers, strategic ministries, unengaged peoples, and countries.

Operation World: Is a great resource to learn about countries, but their primary purpose is praying for the countries of the world.

I'm sure there are many other great sites that have prayer requests for countries and people groups, these are just the ones that I happen to be familiar with. May I encourage you to add global prayers to your daily prayer time.

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