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IMB's Loving the Lost Prayer Guide

Updated: Dec 17, 2023

I just found this prayer guide on the IMB website--see the link above. Looks like you can order a free hard copy, but there is also immediate access to a .pdf, Power Point slides and even video slides with audio from missionaries and national believers.

"This prayer guide will equip you with photos, statistics, stories, and Scripture verses to pray for 52 of the world’s least reached people groups."

The following is an introductory letter from the prayer guide:

Brothers and Sisters,

Thank you for choosing to faithfully pray for people who desperately need to hear the gospel. God is answering your prayers! Last year, Southern Baptist international missionaries reported that 592,408 people heard the gospel, 22,744 new churches were planted, and 93 new people groups and places were engaged with the gospel. We rejoice in what God has done.

Yet lostness continues to be the greatest problem in the world. According to our latest statistics, 157,690 people die daily without Christ. The Father has given us the solution for this problem: the gospel of Jesus Christ. And God chooses to use His people to take this gospel to lost people living in spiritually dark places. We can pray, give, go, and send, because God’s grace allows us to be a part of His plan.

So, let’s pray together for the people represented on these pages. God’s Word says, “This is good, and it pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth“ (1 Timothy 2:3-4). Thank you for the time you will spend praying for these peoples and places this year. Your prayers will have a direct impact on our IMB vision — a multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language knowing and worshiping our Lord Jesus Christ (Revelation 7:9).

Dr. Paul Chitwood Dr. Todd Lafferty

IMB President IMB Executive Vice President

[Remember to click the link at the top of this post and not the picture below.]

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