Praying for Missionaries at Home

Our family loves to pray for missionaries, and we do so every night at the end of family worship (a.k.a. our bedtime routine). These prayers are usually spurred on by newsletter emails Josh and I receive or Facebook updates we see. On days when we don’t have any updates to pray about, the kids usually think of someone, and we pray for that person or family.

In an effort to pray more consistently for all of our friends who are or will soon be missionaries, the girls and I finally completed a project that I’d been dreaming of for a year now. I spent about an hour creeping on lots of Facebook and Instagram pages, downloading pictures of every missionary or missionary family I could think of. I printed them on our printer, and then the girls and I went through each picture and wrote on index cards their names and the country where they serve. Lastly, we used sticky tack to put them up on our big world map. We all LOVE our new display!

The important thing is to make praying for missions a daily practice in your home. Click To TweetI realize that not everyone has an enormous world map in their living room, but the basic idea could be carried out just as easily on your fridge or wall. And simple world maps can be bought relatively cheaply. In the past, Josh hung prayer cards and pictures on the wall in front of the treadmill so he could pray while he ran. The important thing is to make praying for missions a daily practice in your home.

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