Days Of Prayer And Fasting For Herald International
“Now I urge you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God for me” (Rom. 15:30).
How thankful we are in the Herald office for the precious brothers and sisters in Christ who labor in the work of Herald International printing in over 20 languages! Their ministry is a labor of love unto the Lord and unto the readers the Lord has entrusted to them. They face a number of difficulties such as oppression from false religions and corrupt governments, the challenges related to translating, printing and distributing the Lord’s message, as well as the struggles of everyday life.
Would you be willing to strive together with them in your prayers to God for them? If so, you will certainly make a difference as the Lord graciously, faithfully and powerfully works through your intercession. We hope you will pray regularly for Herald International, and we also invite you to join us in the following four special days of prayer and fasting for these workers and editions:
Monday, March 18th
Monday, June 17th
Monday, September 16th
Monday, December 16th
The address section below provides an overview of countries, editions and workers related to Herald International. Here are some specific requests you can pray:
Pray for spiritual and physical protection. A number of Herald International workers live in countries where there is active opposition to the Gospel. The Apostle Paul reminds us of the spiritual battle we are in, and he encourages us to “be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints” (Eph. 6:18). Pray that the Lord will deliver them from the lion’s mouth and rescue them from every evil attack (2 Tim. 4:17-18). Pray that they will “be delivered from perverse and evil men; for not all have faith” (2 Thes. 3:2). Ask for the Lord to protect their families and the work they do in His name.
Pray for strength. Those who are burdened excessively, even beyond their own strength, receive help from the Lord through the prayers of others (2 Cor. 1:8-11). Ask the Lord to give Herald International editors and workers supernatural strength to faithfully carry on the work He has entrusted to them. Their work can be physically and spiritually exhausting, and we can lift them before the throne of the One who “gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak” (Isa. 40:29). Pray that they “will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint” (Isa. 40:31).
Pray for their message to be powerful and effective. Pray that each Herald International edition will faithfully share the Word of the Lord and help teach, rebuke, correct, equip and encourage God’s people (see Second Timothy 3:16 – 4:2). Ask the Lord to guide editors in the selection of messages that will be most beneficial in accomplishing His purposes for the readers. Ask Him to anoint these editions with power to deeply impact the lives and ministries of the readers. Pray that these workers and editions will bear much fruit to the Father’s glory (John 15:8).
Pray for financial provision. A good number of the Herald International editions reach readers who have little or no financial means to help support the work, and therefore, these editions rely on outside funds. Gifts from readers in other countries are very helpful, but even these gifts are not always sufficient. Ask the Lord to meet all of the needs of Herald International according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus (Phil. 4:19).
Pray for continued opportunities to share His message. Praise the Lord with us for each of the editions He has raised up to share His message, and pray for doors to remain open, and for new doors for ministry to become opened (Col. 4:3). Many of the Herald International editions are reaching places filled with false religion where Christ is not recognized and honored as the Son of God. Pray that these editions will not only strengthen and encourage the believers who currently receive these materials, but that greater opportunities will open to help bring the light of God’s message to dark places. “…Brethren, pray for us that the Word of the Lord may spread rapidly and be glorified…” (2 Thes. 3:1).
Pray for boldness. When the disciples in the early church faced opposition, they raised their voices together in prayer to the Sovereign Lord, the Maker of all things, and asked Him to enable them to speak His Word with great boldness. The Lord honored their prayer, shook their meeting place, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke His Word boldly (see Acts 4:23-31). Please join us in praying that whenever Herald International workers face opposition, that the Lord will not only protect them, but that He will fill them with the Holy Spirit and with boldness to speak His Word. “…Pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the Gospel” (Eph. 6:19).
Pray for endurance and encouragement. The Apostle Paul reminds us that our God is able to give endurance and encouragement (Rom. 15:5). Please join us in praying that Herald International workers, in their work with the Herald and in all other aspects of their lives and ministry, will have great perseverance and encouragement to carry on faithfully in the Lord’s harvest field. Pray that the Lord will give them all of the inner resources they need, and that He will also give them much encouragement through fellowship with co-workers and other believers.
Daily Prayer Guide Is Available
If you would like to pray more specifically for people and matters related to the Herald ministry, including each of the Herald International editors and editions, please write to the U.S. office for a copy of the Herald’s Daily Prayer Guide. You can contact the office at this address:
Herald of His Coming
P.O. Box 279
Seelyville IN 47878 U.S.A.