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Mission trip

Sample prayers
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.

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 not to fear or worry.

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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