The power of prayer
visionSynergy’s ministry activities are strongly undergirded by prayer. We are blessed to be supported by many intercessors who pray regularly. Our prayer supporters are “world Christians” with an earnest desire to see the Gospel go the ends of the earth. And they believe that this can only happen when Christians work together – rather than working in isolation, or duplicating ministry efforts, or even operating in outright competition.
Our prayer supporters know that Satan works to actively hinder the advance of the Gospel by creating divisions and discouragement among Christians. And they know that Satan’s influence is broken when Christian ministries align their strengths to work together in a way that brings credibility & power to their witness for Christ.
Fulfilling the prayer of Jesus
One of the keystones of our commitment to prayer is the prayer of Jesus himself, recorded in John 17, in the final hours before his death and resurrection:
“As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified. My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.“ (John 17:13-21)
In these moments, Jesus could have prayed for anything. Yet the focus of his prayer was that we would be one with each other and with God … so that … the world would believe. This is one of the inspiring points in the teachings of Jesus that energizes our own prayer ministry.
Multiplying the impact of prayer
One of the joys in our ministry is to see the multiplication of prayer in partnerships. Those who pray for us are supporting us in our work of building and strengthening ministry partnerships around the world. And, in turn, one of the most common fruits of those partnerships as they begin to work together is to mobilize yet more prayer focused on critical areas of world mission.
We do not publicly share specific information about the groups we advise or their constituent organizations, but here are a few examples of the very strategic online prayer initiatives that have recently come out of some of these groups. These specific prayer initiatives are focused on critical regions of mission – particularly North Africa, the Middle East, and the Arabian Peninsula.
Many times a part of the world that has been “closed” to the Gospel for hundreds or even thousands of years will – after the concerted prayer of many – suddenly open up with dramatic changes in a very short period of time. This is exactly what is happening now across North Africa, the Middle East, and the Arabian Peninsula. At these times, we also pray that Christians will approach people who don’t follow Jesus’ teachings with love and respect, not allurement or coercion or force. Thankfully, major prayer initiatives and the development of partnerships specifically focused for particular countries or regions or groups of people had already been years in the making … “for such a time as this.”
We invite you to join us and those who support us in praying, especially in these areas.
Want to leverage the power of partnership?
We believe that God is always at work around the world, moving His people toward community and collaboration. That’s why we so often find that the dreams stirring in one person’s heart are the same dreams stirring in another person’s heart. If you want to learn more about how to leverage the power of partnership in your own ministry context, or how to get involved in the work of bringing others together to advance the Gospel, contact us!Contact Us