Week of Prayer

November 29-December 6*

Week of Prayer for International Missions is an opportunity for churches to join in prayer for the work of missionaries who take the gospel to people in cities and extreme places.

It’s also a time to reflect on giving to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® that supports them.

Suggestions for Week of Prayer

Ideas for Sunday/Wednesday/Sunday:

Use these key days when your members are gathered to pray together for featured missionaries:

  • Show videos in services, Sunday School, small group or missions group.
  • Select photos from all Week of Prayer days for a slide show presentation.
  • Loop videos and photos to play in your lobby or at the beginning of services.

Ideas for the other five days:

  • Share links to each day’s story, photo gallery and video with your members to remind them to pray for featured workers and their ministry partners.
  • Ask prayer teams and small groups who meet on these days to pray.
  • Host a special Week of Prayer event.


Family on mission in Lesotho

Pray with Jim and Teresa Flora for God’s glory to be revealed among the Basotho people, captives of poverty, epidemic HIV and AIDS rates and a tradition of ancestor worship.

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‘Water of Life’ for Central Asians 

Pray that meeting needs for clean drinking water will open the hearts of Muslims for Christian aid worker Gary Warrior (name changed) and his team to share the love of Jesus.

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Trading karma for compassion in South Asia

Pray with Donald and Helen McKinney (names changed) for Hindus to hear that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life — and the only hope of a better future.

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Syria’s hope

Pray for Christian worker Peter Matheson (name changed) as he works tirelessly to give Syrian refugees — victims of a rebellion being fought against the Syrian regime and brutality caused by ISIS and other Islamic extremists — the hope found only in Jesus Christ.

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Church takes gospel to unreached in Southeast Asia

Pray with Old Town Baptist Church as they reach the Buddhist “T” people, that they will come to faith in Jesus and stand firm in the face of opposition and persecution.

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Called as a church family in Mexico

Pray with Jeff and Liesa Holeman and their home church who adopted an unreached people group in Oaxaca, that this partnership will result in many knowing Jesus.

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Training the next generation in the Philippines

Pray for Dave and Ivette Daggett as they train young leaders to disciple more youth to become leaders, and that church growth will continue there among the Deaf.

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Because of Who He is

Pray for the billions of people who haven’t yet heard Who God is and for missionaries who work in cities and extreme places to reach them, because He deserves their worship.

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Family missions devotional

Coordinated with Week of Prayer stories, this online guide provides daily devotions to turn your family’s heart toward God’s work and glorify Him as you go on mission together.


Week of Prayer for International Missions prayer brochure

If you ordered quantities of the Week of Prayer brochure through Woman’s Missionary Union, you should receive your supply by Nov. 1. Contact your state office if you did not receive them. You also can download the brochure PDF here.


Week of Prayer for International Missions bookmarks

A set of eight bookmarks reminds you and your church members to pray for missionaries, national believers and partnering U.S. churches who plant churches among the unreached. Order from IMB.


December 2015 edition of Missions Mosaic

Week of Prayer is featured in this edition of WMU’s premier magazine for women seeking to grow missionally. Order from WMU.




What's New


Show how giving empowers missionaries with these examples.

Virtual Connect

Involve a missionary to help promote your offering.


Use this inspirational missions video and other during your worship time, in the lobby, in small groups, etc.

Week of Prayer

Prayer resources to encourage your church to pray for missionaries you send and support.