Prayer is a two-way street.
“… I soon realized my prospects and donors had needs that required my prayer on their behalf.”
“… I try to be intentional about finding ways to minister to them.”
Unlike Confession #11, I can whole heartedly totally and completely agree with Bill on this point.
Instead of getting others to pray for me and my ministry, it is important to cultivate a prayer life for those who are partnering with us.
However, it can look a little bit different if you focus on raising your missionary support from churches.
You will find that churches need prayer for:
- Enough giving to meet budget, let alone expand missions giving to support you.
- Unity within the church about what they should focus on.
- Resolution of conflict within the church so that they can focus outwardly on missions instead of inwardly.
Prayer for your supporting churches and potential supporting churches will become a regular part of your prayer life.