Pray for Missions

Are you looking for ways to challenge your congregation to pray for missions beyond the Week of Prayer emphasis?

We have a variety of opportunities and experiences to keep prayer priority.

Prayer is essential for people who live on mission to be bold in their witness and effective in doing missions. Prayer links believers with missions efforts around the world and recognizes that divine resources are essential to effective missions work. Upholding missions efforts with prayer includes praying for missions work being done by a church, missions entities to which a church relates, and missions partners both locally and globally. It also includes praying for people who have not yet been reached with the gospel. 

Praying for Missionaries

Missionary Prayer Calendar (daily)

It's widely known that missionaries save critical decisions until their birthday because they know thousands of people around the world are praying for them. Join in praying for Southern Baptist missionaries serving in North America and around the world. View the birthday list on or purchase Missions Mosaic for the list and the prayer patterns. 

interSEED (monthly)

KentuckyWMU joins with Kentucky Baptists to pray for our state missionaries.  Praying monthly for your missionaries is such a great encouragement to them and their work. Send them a note of encouragement today. For a downloadable monthly calendar go to

Kentucky Church Planters

Approximately 80% of Kentuckians would not have been found attending any kind of church anywhere. Pray and connect with our Kentucky church planters as they work to reach the 2.9 million people who are lost without a saving relationship with Christ. Send a church planter an encouraging note today. 

NAME Prayer Partnership

Join the North African Middle Eastern (NAME) prayer email group to hear from the field and know how to pray for the salvation of the people in the NAME area. We have watched in awe over the years at how God is moving in the hearts of the NAME people groups, drawing them to Him. Be apart of this movement! 

Praying for Missionaries from A to Z

Missionaries often say the most powerful way to assist them is to pray. Use this prayer guide to help you pray for missionaries using critical prayer points. 

16 Ways to Pray for Missionaries

Acts 13 and 14 communicate one of the most pivotal stories in all of missions history. They relay the first recorded sending of missionaries by a local church in Scripture. See the full list of ways to pray by clicking on the link below. 

Prayer Experiences for your Church


Consider setting up a prayer wall in your church and feature prayer cards of missionaries your church supports. Include prayer request and ways to pray for those missionaries. Coordinate requests when the missions offerings roll around.