Week of Prayer for Global Mission 15 – 21 April 2019
Week of Prayer 15-21 April 2019
Dimity Street Church, Johnstone;
Liberty Community Church;
Bridgend Gospel Hall, Kilwinning;
Alastair, Cartsbridge Evangelical Church
A B, Copse Road Chapel;
Janice, Aix en Provence
Christine, Cape Town
Prayer is the foundation of all that we do.
Please join with us from Monday 15 to Sunday 21 April, 24/7, to pray for mission and for the gospel to be shared with all people.
“You who answer prayer, to you all people will come.”
Psalm 65: 2
Sign up here to commit to an hour’s time slot during this week, and we’ll email you prayer points and resources nearer the time to help you as you pray.
Got questions about this week of prayer? Read our FAQs below or email email@example.com for more info.
FAQs about the Week of Prayer
Why do we need to pray for mission?
According to the Joshua Project, over 3.14 billion people are unreached by the gospel. There is a great urgency for all believers to pray that more people hear of God’s love for them through Jesus Christ and for their need for a Saviour. At Echoes International, we aim to inspire and encourage more people to get involved in mission, and what better way to support mission than through the power of prayer!
Why this week of 15-21 April?
In the run up to Easter, when many churches focus on the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus, we wanted to take time to pray that this Good News continues to be shared throughout the world – to all people! If you sign up as a church fellowship, the resources we’ll share with you may be used as part of weekly prayer meetings, house groups or youth groups.
There are many faithful pray-ers who support Echoes International, by stopping to pray at 10.30am every Thursday morning, through our Daily Prayer Guide and monthly mission magazine, our weekly prayer emails or through our social media prayer requests. But we are called to ‘devote ourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful’ (Col. 4:2) and are instructed to “always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people” (Eph. 6:18), and so, as we support mission throughout the world, we realise the need for prayer to be foundational in all that we do, and to submit our human plans to the Lord’s will and for His glory.
Can my church, assembly or youth group take part in this week?
Certainly, and we would love you to share this digital ‘event’ with your church leaders. We’ll provide resources that are suitable for using in a church setting or by an individual. Sign up for prayer slots, and you can let us know your church name, rather than your individual name. Do let us know if you are praying together in a church group by signing up – if you normally meet together on a Friday morning to pray at 1oam and include Echoes International mission workers in your prayers, then sign up for this slot in the week.
I don’t live in the UK – can I pray too?
Of course! All times on our prayer calendar are UK time (British Summer Time (BST) or Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) +1). Please just choose a time during 15 to 21 April that works in your context (e.g. 21:00 in New York, America), and then sign up to the equivalent UK time on our calendar (e.g. 02:00 in UK). You can use this time zone convertor to do so: https://greenwichmeantime.com/time-gadgets/time-zone-converter/
I want to sign up anonymously for my prayer slot?
We would like to show the number of people praying and where they are based, to encourage each other as we pray together ‘virtually’. We appreciate that people don’t always wish to share their details online for a number of reasons. When you sign up for a prayer slot, it is clearly marked which details will be shared online. If you don’t wish to share your first name, you can simply use an initial. You can also give a general location (the UK, for example, or even just ‘Asia’ or the ‘Middle East’ if your country of origin is too sensitive to share). Your email or any other details you share will us will not be shared on the map.