Todd Nettleton of VOMRadio.net recently interviewed Peter Smith, an American who has “adopted” a country to pray for. Read some suggestions from the interview below.
*Think about, pray about, adopting a country. Maybe it is Iran, maybe it is Saudi Arabia, maybe it is North Korea. Somewhere that God would just lay on your heart that, “That is the country I want You to pray for every day. I want you to pray for My people there. I want you to pray for a move of My Spirit there.”
*Get a map…that shows the 60-plus countries [where Christians are persecuted]. Put the map on your table and ask the Lord, “Which country do you want me to [pray for]?”
*Start with the family first. In any country that you adopt, there are husbands and wives, and there are children. So the same types of things you pray for [your own family] will be a great way to start praying for the people in the country you adopt. Then there are schools, and there are businesses.
*People in [other countries], when they get up in the morning, they have aches and pains, they have children who are going to school. They have a job, in fact, many of them have three jobs. So who will be the person that needs a special touch by God? Why not begin to pray that somehow they will have an encounter with God that leads them?
VOM Radio’s Mr. Nettleton invites readers, “You can send me a note if you have adopted a country, and let me know that. I would love to hear what country you have adopted.” (See “submit comment” on VOMRadio.net.)
If you’d like to pray for a Christian worker as well as a country, click here to find out how to sign up for VOM’s “Adopt a Front-Line Worker” program.