"He said to his disciples, "The harvest is great, but the workers are few, So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; Ask him to send more workers into his fields."

Matthew 9:37-38 (NLY)

Prayer & Praise has a new name and format! Each week highlights a specific country, prayer points for the JESUS Film teams faithfully serving there, and a wonderful testimony of how God is working and transforming lives.

We believe in the power of prayer! As a Prayer Partner, you play a vital part in sharing the love and hope of Christ with the lost, lonely, and hurting in more than 139 countries around the world.

Prayer is an essential part of evangelism. The gospel desperately needs harvesters to share the message with those whose hearts are ripe to receive the Good News.

Please note: Prayer updates will now be delivered monthly instead of weekly. We appreciate any feedback you would like to provide on this change.

Praise God!

  • For the recent trip taken to South Asia to train JESUS Film team members. Partners like you allow incredible training and Kingdom-building opportunities like this to happen!

    January 1 - 7

    Burkina Faso

    Prayer Points:
    • Burkina Faso teams request your prayer "every day....so God will lead us through His love on this mission to advance the gospel."
    • 35% of the country's 79 people groups remain unreached. Pray for the unreached.
    • Located in the Sahel region, Burkina Faso is prone to drought and famine. Pray for relief and rain.
    “I was a part of a radical religious group by birth. My husband spent a long time telling me I am not to pray to God. Jesus told me otherwise. Today I heard through the JESUS film He is the Way and the Truth. I trust His words and I step out to follow Him. I'm so happy today because I know the truth. I desire my family and other women in my village to come to Christ, too!"
    – Habiba, 31-years-old

    January 8 - 14


    Prayer Points:
    • Christians are growing in number and in influence, but face many challenges--including low literacy levels and lack of biblical knowledge. Pray for success as teams witness with orality tools.
    • A District Superintendent shared, "We have seen the enemy attack when we bring the JESUS Film equipment to certain areas...It’s possible to overcome those things with the Lord’s help. We need your prayers."

    Juan Carlos' testimony: "I want to thank the Church for remembering people in prison. For so long, there was nothing that kept me hopeful except for thinking of my two daughters and wife. However, I learned my wife was seeing another man. I planned to kill myself, but then a friend invited me to watch the JESUS film. After watching the film, my friend shared a special prayer for God's forgiveness. I prayed it with all my heart. Now I am a child of God and He has forgiven me!"

    January 15 -21


    Prayer Points:
    • Teams are still sharing the gospel in spite of persecution. Pray for them as they encounter oppression and difficulty.
    • 88% of the country's 2,533 people groups remain unreached. Pray for the unreached.
    • There is, on average, one trained pastor for every six congregations. Pray for more leaders.
    Gogou's testimony: "I felt something missing in my life for many years. I had no real joy and happiness. One day, God opened a door for me — I had the opportunity to watch the JESUS film. I came to understand the love of God is much bigger than my sin. The Lord washed away my sin through His blood which was shed on the cross! The team members shared the Word of God with me and prayed for me. I committed my life to Christ. I praise and thank God for His blessings!"

    January 22 -31


    Prayer Points:
    • Pray for success as teams plant Preaching Points.
    • Haiti needs godly leaders who will prioritize the good of the nation and address its massive problems. Pray for godly leaders.
    Haiti Team 54's report: "Roodley is a teenager who lives in a community where we showed the film. He was ready to give a new direction to his life after playing soccer and seeing the JESUS film. He came forward with tears in his eyes to give his life to Jesus when we made the call. He just lost his mother a few months ago and now knows his hope can be found only in Jesus."