It is meant to be a prayer diary, with praise points and prayer requests assigned for each day of the year. You will be guided to pray for specific needs for each country so that God will be glorified.
To Mobilize for Ministry
Information and relevant statistics are given to help focus ministry to the least reached and most needy parts and peoples of our world. For many Christians, this is their only source of global prayer.
To enhance its usefulness, we offer some suggestions that may help you use this book appropriately and effectively.
Pray using the running calendar, perhaps taking only one or two items the Holy Spirit lays on your heart. Why not mark items covered in prayer and later make note of God’s answers? Those of special, strategic significance are indicated by an outline around the blue number.
Keep the book near your television, radio, newspaper or computer. When news comes of major events in a far-off land, find out the spiritual dimensions and turn secular
news into spiritual dynamite.
Use it together with prayer letters, mission magazines and websites. The wider context is missing from these valuable resources. This book will give depth and perspective.
In the Family:
Read a small section at family time (devotions, meals, while travelling), and pray for the country of the day.
Mark each country on the Operation World prayer map while you pray during your nightly, family devotionals. Let your kids see where the country is on the map while you read each section from the Operation World book and maybe even mark it with a pin or some other indicator as you pray for each country throughout the year.
Use it as a source of informative fun and quiz games.
In Your Church
Missions and prayer for the world should be at the heart of every fellowship. Operation World can help stimulate this within a group through its praise and prayer points.
Church services. Use prayer items during the intercessory period of worship services.
Prayer meetings should be the spiritual engine room for the global missionary force; in this we agree with William Carey! Wise use of the information in this book can stimulate more informed prayer for the world and for your own church’s missionaries and mission programs.