Praying for missionaries is something that we do on a daily basis at MedSend, and we would like to invite you to pray along with us. The healthcare professionals that we support are in some of the most remote, dangerous, and desolate areas on the planet. They face difficult challenges on a daily basis. Without fail, when we receive communication from them, they ask for our prayers.
The apostle Paul encourages us to intercede in prayer for church members and ministers, “praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains” (Ephesians 6:18-20).
If you would like to pray on behalf of these faithful men and women who are bringing compassionate healthcare in Jesus' name, please pray for the following:
God's Protection from Harm: Almost half of our grant recipients serve in areas of heavy Christian persecution. They knowingly accept the risks that they take in sharing the Gospel and are still steadfastly committed to The Great Commission. Please pray for their safety and for God's hand of protection.
Wisdom and Discernment: Healthcare professionals working in third-world countries constantly face challenges with resources ( not having access to modern medical equipment and medicines) and case overload (in some cases, patients walk for miles, wait in line all day, and still cannot be seen). Please pray that these healthcare professionals will have the wisdom and discernment to provide the best care possible with their limited resources.
Strength and Perseverance: Quite simply, the workload can be exhausting in a mission environment. The days are long and the needs are endless. Grant recipients typically serve a four-year term on the mission field; please pray that they have the strength, perseverance, and endurance to serve with joyful hearts on a daily basis.
Encouragement: Death and disease are seen often on the mission field. It can be difficult to be the one providing inspiration on a daily basis when morale is low. Please pray that medical missionaries will be encouraged by others and through God's Word. Their work and efforts are incredibly significant.
Provision: Please pray that the needs of healthcare providers can be met. Pray for supply chains and resources for their ministries as well as financial support for their personal living expenses.
Opportunities: Some of the most difficult situations can be the perfect opportunities to share the Gospel. God can take the ugliest situations and turn them into something beautiful. Please pray for opportunities to share the light of Christ in the darkest of situations.
Peace: The work of a medical missionary is never-ending. Those with the hearts to serve struggle when they cannot give more, do more, or save one more. Please pray for a sense of God's peace to overcome them and for restoration to be provided on a daily basis.