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23 Effective And Prevailing Prayers For Missionaries

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Here are prayers for missionaries that you can use to pray.

The harvest truly is plenteous but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest, Jesus said. (Matthew 9:37-38, KJV)

You will have to be to a mission field, an actual unreached people group to know the graveness of missions and the danger that the missionary is daily exposed to.

Mission work as we know it today is tough.

The missionary needs your prayer and my prayer.

He depends on you for prayer cover and also for other support, like finances, material and moral support.

God’s work must be done, so if you have a call to missions or are already on the field, we salute your courage and ask for more of God’s grace and power upon your work and ministry, plus, a resolute determination to finish well and strong. (See Luke 9:62, KJV)

We are praying for you.

On the other hand, if you that are reading this post is a missionary, you will certainly find helpful prayer points and tips to pray and declare on self and the work.

Ready to pray prevailing prayers for missionaries today?

Let’s do it together.

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Prayers For Missionaries

The following are prayers for missionaries that you can use to pray and cover their and their mission fields with the power and presence of almighty God.

These prayer points are in 23 categories, each category addresses a substantial mission and missionary need.

Pray in faith, believing…

Prayer For The Land And People

Father, I (we) pray for mission fields all over the world, for people group and tribes, I ask that Lord you cause the people and their lands to be opened to the gospel, to your word and work, in Jesus’ name.

I also pray for peace, let the lands and people have and know real peace, in Jesus’ name,

(Where there’s war and unrest, the work of gospel ministry can be hindered)

See Jeremiah 22:29, Leviticus 26:6

Prayer For Protection

Oh Lord, I (we) pray for every missionary in the world, all the continents of the earth, villages, cities and among tribal people, I ask that they be kept from all evil and protected from all harm by the power of God. May they be defended by the divine presence, in the name of Jesus Christ!

See 1 Peter 1:5, Luke 1:79, and Psalm 91

Prayer For Power And Demonstration Of The Spirit

Father, fill every missionary with power, let them not be ordinary men and woman. No, the work requires supernatural power working through men and women who are enabled by the Spirit. Let their work therefore be characterized with the demonstration of the Spirit and of power for convincing proofs and enduring results, in Jesus’ name.

See 1 Corinthians 2:3-5        

Prayer For The Outpouring Of The Spirit On The Field

Lord, visit every mission field in the world with the outpouring of your precious, Holy Spirit once again, Lord. Yes, pour out your Spirit afresh on all people and lands for a bountiful harvest of souls, in Jesus’ name.

See Acts 2:17

Prayer For Supply Of Resources And Finances

Lord, I (we) look upon you for supply of resources and finances for the work, both from abroad and on the mission fields. Give, I pray thee a sustained financial supply for your work Lord, in Jesus’ name.

See Psalm 145:15-16

Prayer For Human Resources On The Field

Lord, I (we) pray that you raise for yourself among the peoples and tribes, in the mission fields, people like Lydia and the Philippian Jailor (whose hearts you have opened to receive the gospel), to help and keep the work right there in the mission fields, in Jesus’ name.

See Acts 16:14-15, 27-34

Prayer For Boldness And Utterance

Lord, I (we) pray that you will give to your servants, the spirit of boldness, so they may declare your word in faith and with all audacity. Lord, give them also words to speak, words filled with faith and power every time they open their mouths to declare your counsel, in Jesus’ mighty name.


See Ephesians 6:19, Acts 4:29

Prayer For Strategies

Father, I (we) also pray that you fill your servants with wisdom, ideas, insights and concepts, strategies to employ to be able to effectively reach the people to whom you sent them, in Jesus’ name.

See Acts 20:20, 19:9, Joshua 6:1-5

Prayer For Supernatural Signs And Wonders

Father, grant that the work be characterized by supernatural signs and wonders that will shake the lands and the people, causing them to genuinely repent and turn to the Lord in droves, en masse – in their numbers and multitudes, in Jesus’ name.

See Acts 9:35

Prayer For Salvation Of Souls

Lord, I (we) pray that you grant repentance unto life to many; that they will be saved by the power of the Spirit and the word through faith in Christ, in Jesus’ name.

See Acts 11:18, 2:41, 47

Prayer For Favor And Receptivity Among The People

Lord, I pray that you bring your workers and missionaries into favor with the princesses of the land and people, let the kings, queens, nobles, the high and the mighty among the people be receptive foremost to the gospel, in Jesus’ name.

See Acts 13:7, 17:4, 12

Prayer For Wisdom And Revelation Of The Word

Lord, fill your servants with the spirit of wisdom and revelation of your word, in the knowledge of you. Let their hearts, the eyes of their spirits be flooded with lights so they can comprehend, teach and preach your word to the people with all clarity and exactness, in Jesus’ name.

See Ephesians 1:17-18

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Prayer For Discipline

Lord, I ask that you give the discipline of your Spirit to your servants. They will walk in self-control and discipline by your power. They will not fall for sin and satanic traps that may destroy the work, in Jesus’ name.

See Job 36:10, Galatians 5:22-23

Prayer For Excellence

Lord, let your servants produce excellence in the field. Let the spirit of excellence be mightily at work in their lives reflecting in their work among the people, in Jesus’ name.

See Daniel 5:12, 14, Philippians 1:10

Prayer For Wisdom And Understanding

Lord, I (we) ask that you give wisdom and understanding to your servants in all things so they may conduct their affairs with discretion, deal wisely with their affairs, leading to good success, in Jesus’ name.

See Joshua 1:8, Psalm 112:5, Proverbs 2:6

Prayer For Their Families (Spouses and Children)

Lord, I (we) pray that you keep from all evil and keep for good with all jealousy the families of your servants; keep their spouses and children (whether they be in the field with them or at home) with your power and your presence, in Jesus’ name.

See Psalm 17:8, Ezekiel 39:25, Zechariah 2:8

Prayer For Travelling Mercies

Lord, I (we) pray that you grant journey graces and mercies to your servants in and out of the mission fields (on the land, sea and air, every time and anytime they travel) through your grace and power, in Jesus’ name.

See Luke 8:22, Psalm 91:11

Prayer For Special Open Doors

Lord, I (we) pray that you open to your workers and servants, special ministry doors in and on the fields, doors that are provoked and orchestrated by the mighty hand of God almighty, in Jesus’ name.

See Acts 28:1-10

Prayer For Spiritual Refreshment And Infilling Of The Spirit

Father, grant that your servants stay constantly filled and refreshed with daily infillings of the Holy Spirit. Let them never burn out, loose heart or faint no matter the pressure, in Jesus’ name.

Let their prayers lives be always on fire through the spirit of grace and supplication, in Jesus’ name.

See Ephesians 5:18, Acts 4:31, Zechariah 12:10a

Prayer For Fruitfulness

Oh Lord, let the work prosper, let it produce harvest of abiding fruits (saved, sound and sanctified men and women – fruit) by the power of the Holy Spirit, in Jesus’ name.

See Acts 15:16

Prayer For Friendship And Partnership

Father, I (we) also pray that you raise for your servants stable and consistent partners in ministry within and outside of the mission fields. Oh God, bless them with favor and bring them into loving relationships with faithful and stable men and woman who will give and commit to the work their resources and finances with no ulterior motives, in Jesus’ name.

See Philippians 4:15-19

Prayer For Strength, Health And Stability

Lord, I pray and ask that you give strength, divine, supernatural strength to all missionaries in the field. I pray for spiritual strength for them, physical and mental. I also ask that you grant them emotional stability by all means, in Jesus’ name.

I pray that they may be in health in their bodies, health in the minds and health in their souls, in Jesus’ name.

See Zechariah 10:12, Isaiah 40:29-31, Ephesians 3:16, 3 John 2

Prayer For God’s Word To Spread And Prevail

Lord, let your word prevail in the lands and among the people; yes, let your word have free course everywhere through the power of the Holy Spirit, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.

See Acts 19:20, 2 Thessalonians 3:1


Now, go ahead and thank God for answer to prayers, in Jesus’ name.

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Nonetheless exhaustive, these prayers for missionaries are intended to help get you started in prayer.

And as you continue to pray and yield to the Spirit, He will take you on to realms of glory where you will be overcome with the spirit of prayer, causing you to make real supplications and intercessions for all saints – missionaries. (See Ephesians 6:18, KJV)

May the Lord bring you to that place in prayer through the discipline of the Spirit, in Jesus’ name!

Now, to help you get to that place in good time, we would ask that you learn the secret and power of praying in the spirit and in tongues.

That’s a most assured way to easily flow with the Spirit in prayer and then get caught eventually in glory making intercessions in the power of the Spirit.

That’s also the most guaranteed way to pray the very mind and will of God for the occasion in prayers, and also one way to pray effectively, exhaustively and satisfactorily and well. (See Romans 8:26-27, NIV)

What could be better than the satisfaction of having prayed the mind and the will of God well and exhaustively in prayers, and all of the time at that?

Praying in the spirit and in tongues help you get that done.

You don’t want to miss out on that, I know.

God bless you.

23 Effective And Prevailing Prayers For Missionaries


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