A mission trip pulls together different people to serve those in need of God’s glory. How can we pray for the planned activities as well as the people involved?
James 1:27 ESV Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
A prayer for ourselves before we embark on a mission trip
“Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You that You have everything for the upcoming mission trip already all mapped out, even before we thought of going.
Thank You for preparing the hearts that will serve You and all the wonderful testimonies You have planned for Your glory.
We pray for unity amongst the mission trip members and those we serve. May we use our spiritual gifts to support each other as we act as one of heart. May we also be quick to listen to one another and resolve misunderstandings. While we know that You will protect us, we pray that our team will stay alert to any spiritual attacks and dangers.
1 Peter 4:10 ESV As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace:
Teach us to be joyful, patient and attentive as Your Holy Spirit leads us.
2 Corinthians 9:7 ESV Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
May we always walk under Your shadow and never run ahead or behind You. We are in awe that You have called us into Your ministry of reconciling people to you.
2 Corinthians 5:19 ESV that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
We will follow You wherever Your Spirit leads us and ask for Your continued protection over our health, families, and ministry plans. With You in the lead, there is no fear!
Deuteronomy 1:29-31 ESV Then I said to you, ‘Do not be in dread or afraid of them. The Lord your God who goes before you will himself fight for you, just as he did for you in Egypt before your eyes, and in the wilderness, where you have seen how the Lord your God carried you, as a man carries his son, all the way that you went until you came to this place.’
Thank You that You use weak vessels to shine Your love in the darkness, so that people will see You when they look at those of us who serve. Please remind us to bask in Your deep, rich and everlasting love, and to rejoice as we serve You.
2 Corinthians 4:7 NLT We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.
Our hands and hearts are open to receive from You, our King, Friend and Saviour.
In Jesus name, amen!”
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