For decades, Operation World has been the world's leading resource for people who want to impact the nations for Christ through prayer. Its twofold purpose has been to inform for prayer and to mobilize for mission. Now the research team of Operation World offers this abridged version of the 7th edition called Pray for the World as an accessible resource to facilitate prayer for the nations.
The Operation World researchers asked Christian leaders in every country, "How should the body of Christ throughout the world be praying for your country?" Their responses provide the prayer points in this book, with specific ways your prayers can aid the global church.
When you hear a country mentioned in the news, you can use Pray for the World to pray for it in light of what God is doing there. Each entry includes:
Join millions of praying people around the world. Hear God's call to global mission. And watch the world change.
"For those like me who will quietly confess that Operation World was a little overwhelming in terms of information, meet the more concise and user-friendly Pray for the World. I will use this personally—especially the calendar that helps me pray for all of the countries of the world in one year. I will use it in mobilizing local churches to greater global understanding and intercession, and I will use it in the classroom to introduce students to global realities. My Bible tells me what God wants to do in the world; Pray for the World directs me on how to pray."
"This book gives a picture of every country of the world and the state of the church and the lost. May it stimulate much-informed prayer that receives answers!"
"Operation World has long been an invaluable guide for globally minded Christians and churches. Now Pray for the World is an even more accessible version—a perfect resource for encouraging and mobilizing groups and individuals in prayer for God's global mission!"
"The advancement of the gospel is always to be coupled by desperate prayer. Whether we are told to pray for laborers, for open doors for ministry or that the Word would spread rapidly and be honored, the Bible is clear: when it comes to kingdom expansion, prayer is crucial. Pray for the World is a valuable tool to assist us in global disciple making. Incredibly informative, well-written, easy-to-understand and to-the-point, this book is a helpful guide as we work to carry out the Great Commission. Read it, keep it close by, and pray, pray, pray!"
"Prayer is the fuel of global missions. No book, ministry or resource has done more to mobilize God's people to pray as Operation World. And so, it is with great delight that I recommend Pray for the World. This new tool will mobilize immeasurably more prayer, bringing the latest research from the Operation World team to a broader audience. What a service they've performed for the global church and for the least reached peoples. Take up and read . . . and pray!"
"An extraordinary work, Pray for the World is an invaluable contribution to the growing body of Christian Studies literature on the subject of prayer. Very strongly recommended for church, seminary, and academic library collections."
"Pray for the World offers the perfect solution for people who desire to pray with knowledge for the nations."
"For decades, Operation World has been the world's leading resource for people who want to impact the nations for Christ through prayer. Its twofold purpose has been to inform for prayer and to mobilize for mission. Now the research team of Operation World offers this abridged version of the 7th edition called Pray for the World as an accessible resource to facilitate prayer for the nations."
Index of Countries
The Ethos of Operation World
How to Use Pray for the World
Explanation of Sources, Statistics, and Abbreviations
Daily Prayer Calendar
The World and its Regions
Africa Region Overview
The Countries of Africa
The Americas Region Overview
The Countries of the Americas
Asia Region Overview
The Countries of Asia
Europe Region Overview
The Countries of Europe
The Countries of the Pacific
Appendix 1: Global Facts and Figures
Appendix 2: Further Prayer Information
Appendix 3: Further Mission Information
Appendix 4: Definitions