The June 2013 issue of Missions Mosaic includes a Prayer Guide for 60 days of passionate prayer for WMU. The introduction to the prayer guide says:
“It is God’s passion that His people pray. In WMU we share that passion as we pray for a world in need. Throughout out 125-year history, prayer has had prominence. Missions personnel through North America and around the world, along with local, associational, state, and national missions efforts, have depended on our prayers.”
Colossians 4:12 challenges us to “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful” (Colossians 4:12 NIV).
I encourage every WMU member to take the prayer guide out of Missions Mosaic and place it with your Bible. (It is stapled right in the center and is easy to remove.) Use it as a daily prayer guide or take an hour and pray through the entire guide at one time. Just reading through the 60 prayer requests is a reminder of all the WMU does in missions and the need for prayer.
We know that spiritual warfare is real. Efforts to undermine WMU have come at various times and ways. Satan would like nothing better than for WMU to quit. So, our prayers for WMU are vital to strengthen our members and work which in turn touches lives around the world. The prayer requests include thanksgiving for women in WMU history, current leaders, our mission boards and leaders, missions leaders and groups in our churches, our associations, sisters in other countries, state WMU leaders, age-groups in the WMU family, and much more. There are also personal prayer requests as we pray for our own faithful witnessing, praying, and giving.
Join us in passionate prayer for WMU. Pray that WMU will stay focused on the Lord’s purposes and will stand fast and firm, never wavering even in the midst of the word’s challenges.
PS: There is a WMU Foundation envelope in the center of the Prayer Guide. Use it to give generously to one of the funds/endowments which support the work of WMU.