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IMB’s Platt: When we pray, God works

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RICHMOND, Va. (BP) — No matter what the story is, whether it’s a family planting a church in a doctor’s office in Japan or a young man sharing truth over coffee with university students in Mexico City, International Mission Board president David Platt says two things are true: God is at work through missionaries around the world and praying for them matters.

“This isn’t just a rushed or mechanical exercise. God has ordained our prayer as a means to accomplish His purpose in the world,” Platt said. “We’ve got to be aware that our praying for boldness for missionaries is actually going to affect whether or not they have boldness. God ordained it that way. When we pray, God works.”

And missionaries need that support as they work in places where darkness has long had a foothold, he said.

“To go into a place among a people and a culture that’s never known the Gospel and say, ‘You need to think totally differently about who you are and the world around you,’ and ask them to change their worldview — that’s a complicated task.”

How you can pray

He offered some ways to pray for missionaries year-round.

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