Half Day of Prayer – Will You Join Me?

OC International regularly schedules a half-day of prayer for all of our missionaries and staff members to join together in praying for God’s work through OC around the world. Our next Day of Prayer is this coming Monday, February 11, 2013. I’m looking forward to partnering with other OC missionaries and a few friends who partner with us in ministry to lift up every region of the world in prayer.

One of the things that I love about this half-day of prayer together is that praises and prayer requests are gathered from all of our OC teams worldwide. It’s so amazing to learn how God’s been working and praise Him for the progress of the gospel. It’s also a privilege to lift up my brothers and sisters in Christ who are serving in some tough places.Praise and Prayer
This year, all our field teams were asked to submit one praise or answer to prayer, along with two prayer requests. We were also encouraged to choose key Scripture verses to accompany the praise and prayer requests submitted. Unfortunately we cannot distribute or post the list of praises and requests outside our organization, so I can’t share with you the mission wide list.

However, I would like to share what I submitted and invite you to join me in praising God and also interceding on our behalf.

1. We are praising God for His confirmation, purpose, and direction in establishing our Missional Challenge Team to train and coach leaders to take practical steps to engage those in the culture around them with the message of the gospel, resulting in the multiplying of disciples, leaders, and churches.

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6
2. We are asking God for His wisdom as we discover how to launch our Missional Challenge Team effectively.

“But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” James 1:5
3. We are asking God for His provision for all of our needs, trusting that He knows what we need even before we ask!
“Your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.” Matthew 6:8

Today’s Missional Challenge

Set aside a half-day of prayer on a regular basis with other Christians to praise God and lift up your needs to Him! (And pray for us on Feb 11, 2013)


Dave DeVries

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Dr. Dave DeVries is a coach, trainer and strategist – and founder of Missional Challenge. He is passionate about coaching and training church planters and missional leaders. His training skills have been used to mobilize church planters, pastors and ministry leaders across the country and around the world. Missional Challenge partners together with churches, networks and denominations to advance disciplemaking movements globally.With 25+ years of church planting and leadership development experience, Dave brings his passion and encouragement to those he trains and coaches. He created The Multiplication Cycle™ to assist church planters to start churches by making disciples. He has trained and coached hundreds of coaches and church planters across the United States and internationally.Dave has been coaching pastors and church planters for more than ten years. His experience in church multiplication led to his doctorate in transformational leadership at Bakke Graduate University. He also received a Master of Divinity from The Master’s Seminary and graduated from Biola University with a B.S. in Business Administration.
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  1. Michael Hughes
    Michael Hughes says:

    Praising God through worship is one of my favorite tings to do with people, and even on my own. Combining that with prayer is enjoyable, yet, we do not do it on a regular basis as Christians. Why is that? Is it so hard to take a half day to praise God and pray for those around you? No! God has granted us his amazing blessing of the gospel, the gift of eternal life….we did not deserve this gift, but God in his grace and mercy gave this to us so that we may forever be with him in heaven….should we be called to worship and praise him…absolutely. A half day of prayer and worship is an amazing idea..it should be more a regular activity.


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