Ideas for prayer

Prayer Spidergrams

These proved immensely popular when we put them on our Facebook page so here they are for you to print out. You can print either the whole set, or just pick a country.

Prayer Spidergrams

Here is an example:

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Praying for Encouragement


Encourage your Mission partners by praying for them, and telling them what you prayed for them.

“We ought always to thank God for you, brothers, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more” 1 Thessalonians 1:3

You’ll Need

  • Post-it notes & Pens
  • Country map (ask for a free one)
  • Large Envelope
  • Stamps
  • Prayer material ( Magazines – Prayer Guides – Free literature)
  • Optional: Coffee (and cakes)


Here’s a snippet of a prayer time that happened in Ireland recently:

“So ….today we met at 11am. Coffee on arrival and an opportunity to see some video clips. Then we separated to go where ever we felt comfortable to pray privately. The Billions magazine was available, as was the Thai Tempo, the latest prayer letter from the OMF workers, Bibles, post-its and pens. We suggested that we could write a word of encouragement or prayer for our workers, whatever we felt God was saying. The post-its were then placed on the map of Thailand. They have since been posted to Thailand …hopefully our workers there will be encouraged.”

An Active Prayer Time

An active prayer time to pray for different missionary needs.

Download the PDF documents for details on how to run the prayer time.

Active Prayer PDF – Download the PDF documents for details on how to run the prayer time.

Picture for Prayer Time PDF – Pictures for the active prayer time.


Small groups of 14 -18 year olds.


To pray for the different needs that missionaries may have when preparing for mission or working on the mission field.


Create five stations for each of the five categories of prayer and split the group into smaller groups of two or three people; then get the groups to go round to each station and spend some time praying at each one. If you can’t find an object, use one of the pictures from the PDF download.

Resources you will need:

  1. Money: monopoly money/foreign money
  2. Medical health: first aid kit
  3. Culture: chopsticks/Asian book or writing
  4. Family: photos/dolls
  5. Houses/possessions/pets: monopoly houses/toy cars/soft toy animals

Seven Ways to Pray for Your Missionaries

Here you will find a great guide to helping you pray for your missionaries, written by Bill Wilson.

Seven Ways to Pray for your Missionaries PDF

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