Praying With You

Prayer Calendar

Your missionaries are serving throughout Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Pacific. They are doing ministry in these challenging days with creativity and flexibility.

Many missionaries are facing burdens and afflictions themselves. Yet, through it all, they share His salvation message, engaging in spiritual warfare against individual and structural sin. Senders share the burden as we come before our Lord Jesus Christ through prayer and confession.

Our Prayer Calendar is designed to pray for all of our missionaries by name each week of the year. A PDF is available for you to print out at home, or you may follow along on our Facebook and Instagram accounts. Included in the PDF are some of our recent missionary stories. 

Can we pray for you?

Let us know how we can pray for you. SAMS Staff prays daily during chapel and we would love to lift up any prayer requests or thanksgivings you may have. 

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Weekly Communal Noonday Prayers

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Every Thursday at Noon EST, the SAMS community, including dozens of missionaries, staff and senders, comes together to pray Noonday prayers via Zoom Cloud Meetings. All Society members (Senders, Missionaries, friends) are welcome to attend.

These prayer calls have been happening weekly since the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Each week, prayer is focused toward a missionary household who is often present to give a live field update. They have continued as attendees find it an encouraging, hopeful and grounding part of the week.

To join us, sign up for reminder emails via our website or by emailing info@sams-usa.org.

Resources

Missionary Prayer Guide

The Missionary Prayer Guide provides prompts, coupled with corresponding scriptures on areas of missionary life to pray for.

The text is below, or you are welcome to download a more beautiful version with corresponding field photos by clicking to the left.


Call to Prayer

You are participating in the grandest story on earth— featuring a cast of billions:

After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” Revelation 7:9-10 ESV

John’s vision reflects the ultimate goal — all nations worshipping our Lord God.

Walking in the way of Jesus, SAMS desires His Kingdom come throughout communities across the world, wherever your missionaries go with the good news. This includes our neighborhoods where your missionaries are being sent from. We long for a family across the globe, united in Christ.

Your missionaries are serving throughout Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Pacific. They are doing ministry in these challenging days with creativity and flexibility. Many missionaries respond to physical needs of the vulnerable. These beloved people of God continue to struggle to get food, medical care, and educational opportunities for their children.

Many missionaries are facing burdens and afflictions themselves. Yet, through it all, they share His salvation message, engaging in spiritual warfare against individual and structural sin. Senders share the burden as we come before our Lord Jesus Christ through prayer and confession.

We all confront the intractable issues in our world, nation, and communities through prayer. Oswald Chambers, in My Utmost for His Highest, shares:
“Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work.” Will you join your Society in this labor of love for our communities, near and far?


Pray for Health

There are many dangers to health through food, sanitation, and disease. It is not God’s will that sickness strip the mission fields. It is his will that his children have health and strength to carry out his work.

Scriptures to Pray: Deuteronomy 7:15, Psalm 97:10, Isaiah 53:5, John 10:10b


Pray for Travel Protection

There is danger when traveling over narrow roads, in mountains, in areas where safety is not a design consideration, and in bad weather conditions.

Scripture to Pray: Isaiah 43:2


Pray for Protection of Mind

Climate and culture differences and loneliness are all contributing factors which lead to breakdown in the normal functions of the mind. The missionary needs to enter into the provisions promised in Scriptures and enjoy the Lord’s peace.

Scriptures to Pray: Psalm 42:11, Psalm 147:3, John 14:27, Hebrews 4:9-11


Pray for Unity

Differences arise among missionaries especially team ministries and in isolated situations. The missionary needs godly conflict resolution to resolve differences while maintaining gospel witness.

Scripture to Pray: Psalm 133


Pray for Protection of Spirit

Discouragement, and a sense of failure plague those on the front lines. The missionary needs encouragement to resist the powers of darkness.

Scriptures to Pray: Deut. 31:6, Matthew 18:18, James 4:7, 1 Peter 5:8-9

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Litany for Mission

The full text of this liturgy is below. You are also welcome to download a PDF, depicted to the left. You may use this in a personal or corporate prayer and worship setting.


God the Father, Creator of heaven and Earth,
Have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
Have mercy on us.

God the Holy Spirit, Sanctifier of the Faithful,
Have mercy on us.

Holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity, one God,
Have mercy on us.

That it may please you to awaken a zeal for missions in the hearts of all your people,
We beseech you to hear us, O Lord.

That it may please you to send out laborers into your harvest,
We beseech you to hear us, O Lord.

That it may please you to enkindle within your people an awareness of mission and a willingness to provide faithful support,
We beseech you to hear us, O Lord.

That it may please you to bless the missions to all unevangelized areas of North America,
We beseech you to hear us, O Lord.

That it may please you to restore and enlarge your Church in the Caribbean and Central and South America,
We beseech you to hear us, O Lord.

For an increase in evangelism and ministries of mercy in our local community and abroad, that all people may come to know and enjoy your blessings,
We pray to you, O God.
Lord, hear our prayer.

For greater awareness of the persecuted Churches and the injustices that they endure,
We pray to you, O God.
Lord, hear our prayer.

For the poor, the hungry, and the oppressed people of the world, and all who suffer for the sake of the Gospel,
We pray to you, O God.
Lord, hear our prayer.


Thanks to the World Mission Committee of the Diocese of Fort Worth for creating and sharing this litany

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Prayers of the People for Mission

The full text of this liturgy is below. You are also welcome to download a PDF, depicted to the left. You may use this in a personal or corporate prayer and worship setting.


In peace, let us pray to the Lord our God.

For the growth of God’s Kingdom throughout the world,
We pray to you, O God.
Lord, hear our prayer.

For the ministry of the Holy Church of God to make disciples of all nations,
We pray to you, O God.
Lord, hear our prayer.

For all baptized Christians, that they may discern their vocation to spread the Gospel at all times and in all places,
We pray to you, O God.
Lord, hear our prayer.

For all who have not yet heard or believed in the Gospel, and those who may have the opportunity to declare it to them,
We pray to you, O God.
Lord, hear our prayer.

For the Anglican Global Mission Partners, [and ___________,] and all whose ministry it is to respond to human need and suffering and for all who preach the Gospel and teach the truth,
We pray to you, O God.
Lord, hear our prayer.

That it may please you to prosper the faith and practice of your Church in Africa,
We beseech you to hear us, O Lord.

That it may please you to raise up faithful evangelists to rebuild the Church in Europe,
We beseech you to hear us, O Lord.

That it may please you to increase the Christian witness among the people of the Middle East,
We beseech you to hear us, O Lord.

That it may please you to invigorate those who spread the Gospel in China, India, and all Asia,
We beseech you to hear us, O Lord.

That it may please you to grant peace and stability in the Holy Land, that the Gospel may be both heard and obeyed,
We beseech you to hear us, O Lord.

That it may please you to relieve and protect all members of your Church who suffer persecution for the faith throughout the world,
We beseech you to hear us, O Lord.

That it may please you to enkindle love of the truth among all nations and peoples,
We beseech you to hear us, O Lord.

That it may please you to prosper the ministry to immigrants and to the underprivileged in rural areas and in the inner cities,
We beseech you to hear us, O Lord.

That it may please you to convict and convert the apostate, self-righteous, and spiritually blind among us and to draw all sinners to repentance,
We beseech you to hear us, O Lord.

That it may please you to enlighten with faith those who now worship created things rather than the Creator,
We beseech you to hear us, O Lord.

That it may please you to inspire faithful preaching of your Holy Gospel,
We beseech you to hear us, O Lord.

That it may please you to assist with grace our missionaries and their families, both at home and abroad,
We beseech you to hear us, O Lord.

That it may please you to enlighten all seekers, and to strengthen all new converts,
We beseech you to hear us, O Lord.

That it may please you to empower all the baptized for their daily life and work in your Name,
We beseech you to hear us, O Lord.

That it may please you to guide bishops, priests, and deacons, and all who minister in your Church,
We beseech you to hear us, O Lord.

That it may please you to deliver all nations and people from the cruelty of racism and nationalistic imperialism,
We beseech you to hear us, O Lord.

That it may please you to increase vocations for service and sacrifice in your Name throughout the world,
We beseech you to hear us, O Lord.

That it may please you to enable sound learning and uphold the work of education in schools and learning centers everywhere,
We beseech you to hear us, O Lord.

That it may please you to bless medical, agricultural, and economic missions done for your glory,
We beseech you to hear us, O Lord.

That it may please you to guide and inspire all Bible translators, that your Word may be proclaimed in all tongues,
We beseech you to hear us, O Lord.

That it may please you to restore unity among all who love you,
We beseech you to hear us, O Lord.