A group from New Hope will be going as missionaries to work at Lost Valley Camp in Lupton, Michigan the week of August 13th. If you’re not going with the group, you can still play a huge role by praying for them as they prepare and while they’re gone. Here are some ideas on how to do that…
Pray for the spiritual preparation and development of the mission team.
There’s a reason Paul’s prayer for spiritual boldness in proclaiming the gospel (Ephesians 6:19) followed his treatment of Christian armor and spiritual warfare. Mission trips are not for the spiritually weak—they require recognition of the spiritual war we are facing. Pray that your teams will be spiritually prepared for the work and war they are sure to face.
Pray for the flexibility of the mission team.
Sometimes our mission plans require revision and flexibility. Acts 16:6-10 records Paul’s prevention by the Holy Spirit of going into Asia and the Macedonian call. Mission teams must learn to trust God’s plan, not their own and be spiritually discerning. Pray that your teams will be flexible in their planning and discern what God wants to accomplish on the mission trip.