31 Days of Prayer for LRI

Dear Friends & Partners,

Colossians 1 and many other passages make it clear that God accomplishes his purposes through prayer and through people. Please, would you join us this year in seeking God for powerful Movements of the Word worldwide?

Our team has written 31 specific prayers connected to what we believe the Lord intends to accomplish through Leadership Resources. Please print this letter (you can use this PDF) and put it on your refrigerator or in your Bible to remind you to pray regularly (even daily!) for us. If you are interested in a set of prayer cards for twelve of the countries in which we work, let us know by sending us a message with the title “Prayer cards.” (Sorry, only available for US addresses.)

Thank you for partnering with us in this most essential way. We so look forward to all that the Lord will do in 2018 as he answers these prayers!

With much gratitude in Christ,

Craig Parro

President


  1. Praise God for how he used LRI and our partners to equip pastors in 40 countries this past year. How amazing that He uses ordinary people like us! (Ephesians 2:8-10).
  2. Pray that our confidence in the Lord of history and redemption would be expressed through fervent, ongoing prayer (Acts 4:23-36).
  3. Pray for communications, rebranding, and new website initiatives.
  4. Pray that God would grant us favor in hiring new staff, as we work with one another, and as we consider better ways to further the work.
  5. Pray for staff growth in love, hope, faith, and humility.
  6. Pray for God to guide LRI to discern the best opportunities for ministry and growth—what to say “yes” to as well as what to say “no” to.
  7. Pray for an expanded partner development team, fiscal health for the organization, and a deeper donor base to support the work.
  8. Pray for the development, definition, and launching of Global and Country Leadership Teams worldwide.
  9. Pray for faith that God will sustain us all and meet all of our needs because He is faithful.
  10. Pray for divine protection from men, ideas, and governments hostile to the gospel.
  11. Pray for staff needs: a North America Regional Director, an expanded Development department, and critical support staff.
  12. North America: Pray for more U.S. churches to partner with us in ministry and finances to launch Movements of the Word in the U.S. and around the world.
  13. North America: Pray for U.S. pastors in existing groups to catch the vision for our work around the world.
  14. Russia/Central Asia/Europe: Pray for the growth of Russian Mentor Trainers and an expanded impact through their ministry.
  15. Russia/Central Asia/Europe: Pray for new training groups of pastors in Central Asia.
  16. Russia/Central Asia/Europe: Pray for expansion into Europe and for wise leadership for Sean Martin, Europe’s Program Director.
  17. Africa: Pray for wise and godly leadership from our country directors: Jacques (Uganda), Eshete (Ethiopia), Joseph and Francis (Kenya), and Peter (Tanzania).
  18. Africa: Pray for God to strengthen a long-lasting Movement of the Word across the continent.
  19. Africa: Pray for potential new trainings in the Middle East.
  20. Asia: Pray for God to raise up a country director for India and for guidance in future trainings in this massive and diverse country.
  21. Asia: Pray for guidance and a unified vision for the leadership team in a country in East Asia.
  22. Asia: Pray that the rapid growth of our training in a country in South Asia would maintain quality and for more faithful movement leaders.
  23. SE Asia: Pray for the selection and development of National Mentors in Indonesia.
  24. SE Asia: Pray for national leaders in the Philippines (Lito, Larry, and Neil) to wisely lead a growing Movement of the Word in their country.
  25. SE Asia: Pray for God to raise up the right men to lead a Movement of the Word in Myanmar.
  26. Latin America: Pray for the development of national leadership teams and Mentor Trainers in the region.
  27. Latin America: Pray for needed funding for the region from like-minded U.S. and Latin American partners.
  28. Latin America: Pray for guidance and provision for potential training opportunities in both Chile and Mexico.
  29. Pray for spiritual refreshment and strength for LRI staff members, as ministry schedules can be tiring.
  30. Pray for safety in travels for LRI trainers, Mentor Trainers, and those who travel to be trained.
  31. Pray for the Lord’s grace for LRI spouses and families as their loved ones travel for the Lord’s work.

 

Craig Parro

Since joining Leadership Resources International in 1989, Craig directed its international ministry, and as of January 2010, he now serves as President. A graduate of TEDS (M.A., Mission), Craig is a stimulating teacher and has equipped and encouraged pastors and churches throughout the U.S., Latin America and Asia. Craig also serves on the Board of Directors of TOPIC (Trainers of Pastors International Coalition), an association of pastoral training organizations focused on accelerating pastoral training worldwide. Craig has authored articles appearing in several magazines. His first book, Unlikely Warriors, was published in 1992. He is also co-author of Finishing Well in Life and Ministry: God’s Protection from Burnout.

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