Put up a
huge map of the world and surround it with pictures of people from
parts of the world appearing in the news.
Pin or stick prayers onto the countries that are in your
If you have contacts, mission partners, family or links with a church
overseas, arrange an international prayer 'twin'. Agree to pray
for each other every week and keep in touch with subjects for
prayer - remembering to swap good news stories for thanksgiving, as
well as prayers that are about needs.
'From Our Correspondent'
People at church, in your youth group or junior church, take it in
turns to report on a particular situation in the world.
Within worship or at your meeting, the 'Correspondent' talks about
the story and then invites people to pray for the situation and
Ask people in your fellowship group or church to each research the
way that people pray in different parts of the world and in
different denominations and faiths.
Make a display of the things you find out and invite local
schools to come and have a look - the teachers are likely to be
thrilled to be involved!
JMA's Rainbow magazine, World Church
pages on the Methodist Church website, and All We Can newsletters are all great ways
to stay informed about what is going on in the world. Use these and
the invaluable Prayer Handbook to pray regularly for mission
partners and for situations around the world and in Britain and
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