Daily Prayer Focus

Praying for Others

This page will highlight different people of the world for whom you might want to pray.  The following groups will be included.

  • Names of God, Jesus, or the Holy Spirit – only one each day (source below). designated by G or J or HS.
  • Peoples of the World – a listing of all the nations of the world (with some further divided), major religious groups from Prayercast.com, or regional leadership groups. Nations identified by the Voice of the Martyrs in terms of persecution towards Christianity are indicated as R=Restricted, H=Hostile, or M=Monitored.  Nations identified as places where its dangerous to follow Jesus by OpenDoors.
  • US State or Territory – listed alphabetically
  • US City/Region – from the Core Based Statistical Areas used by the Office of Management and Budget.  This includes regions in the 50 United States and Puerto Rico.
    – MiSA = Micropolitan Statistical Area
    – MeSA = Metropolitan Statistical Area.

If you choose to, please pray for them as you feel led.  Thank you and God bless.


 


Here is a suggested outline to aid your prayer time – “Prayer Time with the Father” – 3×5 card


Other sources to access for prayer topics are the following.

  • UD — Unreached of the Day — Today — Mobile app
  • OW — Operation World — Pray Today
  • VOM — Voice of the Martyrs Prayer Calendar — orderPray Today app
  • Prayercast — prayer videos for nations, religions, and other special global needs — prayercast.com
  • OpenDoors — World Watch List of nations where its most dangerous to follow Jesus — World Watch List

The Names of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit were compiled from the following.

Lockyer, Herbert. All the Divine Names and Titles in the Bible: A Unique Classification of All Scriptural Designations of the Three Persons of the Trinity. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 1976. [Christianbook] [Amazon] [Barnes and Noble] [Alibris]


If you would like to learn more about these people groups, or any others, and their nations, or the US states and communities, click on the links below and search for them on the websites.

[Joshua Project] : least evangelized people groups
[OperationWorld] : prayer needs for nations
[Prayercast] : prayer videos
[Wycliffe] : focuses on missions and Bible translation
[Ethnologue] : all the languages of the world
[United Nations] : United Nations news and services
[USA.gov] : US government and community leaders and services


Isaiah 56:7 NASB  Even those I will bring to My holy mountain And make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be acceptable on My altar; For My house will be called a house of prayer for all the peoples.

Matthew 21:13 NASB  And He *said to them, “It is written, ‘MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER‘; but you are making it a ROBBERS’ DEN.”

Mark 11:17 NASB  And He began to teach and say to them, “Is it not written, ‘MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR ALL THE NATIONS‘? But you have made it a ROBBERS’ DEN.”

Luke 19:46 NASB  saying to them, “It is written, ‘AND MY HOUSE SHALL BE A HOUSE OF PRAYER,’ but you have made it a ROBBERS’ DEN.”

1 Timothy 2:1-4 NASB  1  First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, 2  for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. 3  This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4  who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. … 8  Therefore I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and dissension.


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  1. Friday, March 16, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : J – Deliverer

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of Cambodia
    [OperationWorld] [Prayercast]
    [Joshua Project] [Wikipedia]
    [OpenDoors: Sudan]
    Georgia [Wikipedia]
    Willmar, MN MiSA [Wikipedia]

    Thursday, March 15, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : G – Deliverer

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of Cabo Verde (Cape Verde Islands)
    [OperationWorld] [Prayercast]
    [Joshua Project] [Wikipedia]
    [OpenDoors: Somalia]
    Florida [Wikipedia]
    Williston, ND MiSA [Wikipedia]

    Heavenly Father, Thank You for Your love and for Your Son. May Your will be done in Jesus’ name. Amen.

  2. Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : G – Defense

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of Burundi
    [OperationWorld] [Prayercast]
    [Joshua Project] [Wikipedia]
    [OpenDoors: Afghanistan]
    Delaware [Wikipedia]
    Williamsport, PA MeSA [Wikipedia]

    Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : J – Dayspring

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of Burkina Faso
    [OperationWorld] [Prayercast]
    [Joshua Project] [Wikipedia]
    [OpenDoors: North Korea]
    Connecticut [Wikipedia]
    Wichita, KS MeSA [Wikipedia]

    Heavenly Father, Thank You for Your love and for Your Son. May Your will be done in Jesus’ name. Amen.

  3. Monday, March 12, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : J – Daysman

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of Bulgaria
    [OperationWorld] [Prayercast]
    [Joshua Project] [Wikipedia]
    [OpenDoors: Djibouti]
    Colorado [Wikipedia]
    Wichita Falls, TX MeSA [Wikipedia]

    Sunday, March 11, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : J – David, Perfect King

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of the Buddhism belief system.
    [Prayercast]
    [Joshua Project] [Wikipedia]
    [OpenDoors: Colombia]
    California [Wikipedia]
    WhitewaterElkhorn, WI MiSA [Wikipedia]

    Saturday, March 10, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : J – David Their King

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of R-Brunei
    [OperationWorld] [Prayercast]
    [Joshua Project] [Wikipedia]
    [OpenDoors: Bahrain]
    Arkansas [Wikipedia]
    Wheeling, WV-OH MeSA [Wikipedia]

    Heavenly Father, Thank You for Your love and for Your Son. May Your will be done in Jesus’ name. Amen.

  4. Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : G – Creator of Israel, The

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of Bolivia
    [OperationWorld] [Prayercast]
    [Joshua Project] [Wikipedia]
    [OpenDoors: Sri Lanka]
    U.S. Virgin Islands [Wikipedia]
    Weatherford, OK MiSA [Wikipedia]

    Monday, March 5, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : G – Creator of All Things, The

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of R-Bhutan
    [OperationWorld] [Prayercast]
    [Joshua Project] [Wikipedia]
    [OpenDoors: China]
    Puerto Rico [Wikipedia]
    Waycross, GA MiSA [Wikipedia]

    Heavenly Father, Thank You for Your love and for Your Son. May Your will be done in Jesus’ name. Amen.

  5. Sunday, February 25, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : J – Christ, the Chosen of God

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of Bahamas – United Kingdom (cw)
    [OperationWorld] [Prayercast]
    [Joshua Project] [Wikipedia]
    Washington [Wikipedia]
    Washington, IN MiSA [Wikipedia]

    Saturday, February 24, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : J – Christ, Son of the Blessed

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of the Baha’i belief system.
    [Prayercast]
    [Joshua Project] [Wikipedia]
    Virginia [Wikipedia]
    Washington, D.C.Arlington, VAAlexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV MeSA [Wikipedia]

    Friday, February 23, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : J – Christ the Lord

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of R-Azerbaijan
    [OperationWorld] [Prayercast]
    [Joshua Project] [Wikipedia]
    Vermont [Wikipedia]
    Washington Court House, OH MiSA [Wikipedia]

    Thursday, February 22, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : J – Christ of God

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of Austria
    [OperationWorld] [Prayercast]
    [Joshua Project] [Wikipedia]
    Utah [Wikipedia]
    Warsaw, IN MiSA [Wikipedia]

    Heavenly Father, Thank You for Your love and for Your Son. May Your will be done in Jesus’ name. Amen.

  6. Sunday, February 18, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : J – Chiefest Among Ten Thousand

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of Australia (t) – Christmas Island
    [OperationWorld] [Prayercast]
    [Joshua Project] [Wikipedia]
    South Carolina [Wikipedia]
    Wapakoneta, OH MiSA [Wikipedia]

    Saturday, February 17, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : J – Chief Ruler

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of Australia (t) – Australian Antartic Territory
    [OperationWorld] [Prayercast]
    [Joshua Project] [Wikipedia]
    Rhode Island [Wikipedia]
    Walla Walla, WA MeSA [Wikipedia]

    Heavenly Father, Thank You for Your love and for Your Son. May Your will be done in Jesus’ name. Amen.

  7. Sunday, February 11, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : J – Bright and Morning Star

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of Antigua and Barbuda – United Kingdom (cw)
    [OperationWorld] [Prayercast]
    [Joshua Project] [Wikipedia]
    North Carolina [Wikipedia]
    Vineyard Haven, MA MiSA [Wikipedia]

    Saturday, February 10, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : J – Bridegroom, The

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of the Animism/Tribalism/Ancestor Worship belief system.
    [Prayercast]
    [Joshua Project] [Wikipedia]
    New York [Wikipedia]
    VinelandBridgeton, NJ MeSA [Wikipedia]

    Heavenly Father, Thank You for Your love and for Your Son. May Your will be done in Jesus’ name. Amen.

  8. Thursday, February 8, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : J – Bread of Sacrifice, The

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of Andorra
    [OperationWorld] [Prayercast]
    [Joshua Project] [Wikipedia]
    New Jersey [Wikipedia]
    Vidalia, GA MiSA [Wikipedia]

    Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : J – Bread of Life, The

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of R-Algeria
    [OperationWorld] [Prayercast]
    [Joshua Project] [Wikipedia]
    New Hampshire [Wikipedia]
    Victoria, TX MeSA [Wikipedia]

    Heavenly Father, Thank You for Your love and for Your Son. May Your will be done in Jesus’ name. Amen.

  9. Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : J – Bread of God, The

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of Albania
    [OperationWorld] [Prayercast]
    [Joshua Project] [Wikipedia]
    Nevada [Wikipedia]
    Vicksburg, MS MiSA [Wikipedia]

    Monday, February 5, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : J – Bread from Heaven, The

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of African Union
    Africa [Wikipedia]
    Nebraska [Wikipedia]
    Vernon, TX MiSA [Wikipedia]

    Heavenly Father, Thank You for Your love and for Your Son. May Your will be done in Jesus’ name. Amen.

  10. Saturday, February 3, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : J – Branch, Jehovah’s Servant, The

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of R-Afghanistan
    [OperationWorld] [Prayercast]
    [Joshua Project] [Wikipedia]
    Missouri [Wikipedia]
    Vermillion, SD MiSA [Wikipedia]

    Friday, February 2, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : J – Branch of the Lord

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of Zimbabwe
    [OperationWorld] [Prayercast]
    [Joshua Project] [Wikipedia]
    Mississippi [Wikipedia]
    Van Wert, OH MiSA [Wikipedia]

    Heavenly Father, Thank You for Your love and for Your Son. May Your will be done in Jesus’ name. Amen.

  11. Monday, January 22, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : J – Arm of the Lord

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of United States of America (t) – Northern Marianas Islands
    [OperationWorld] [Prayercast]
    [Joshua Project] [Wikipedia]
    Illinois [Wikipedia]
    Twin Falls, ID MiSA [Wikipedia]

    Sunday, January 21, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : J – Apostle

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of United States of America (t) – Guam
    [OperationWorld] [Prayercast]
    [Joshua Project] [Wikipedia]
    Idaho [Wikipedia]
    Tuscaloosa, AL MeSA [Wikipedia]

    Saturday, January 20, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : HS – Another Comforter

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of United States of America (t) – American Samoa
    [OperationWorld] [Prayercast]
    [Joshua Project] [Wikipedia]
    Hawaii [Wikipedia]
    Tupelo, MS MiSA [Wikipedia]

    Heavenly Father, Thank You for Your love and for Your Son. May Your will be done in Jesus’ name. Amen.

  12. Monday, January 15, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : G – ANCIENT OF DAYS

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of United States of America – Washington
    [OperationWorld] [Prayercast]
    [Joshua Project] [Wikipedia]
    Colorado [Wikipedia]
    Troy, AL MiSA [Wikipedia]

    Sunday, January 14, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : J – Amen

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of United States of America – Virginia
    [OperationWorld] [Prayercast]
    [Joshua Project] [Wikipedia]
    California [Wikipedia]
    Trenton, NJ MeSA [Wikipedia]

    Heavenly Father, Thank You for Your love and for Your Son. May Your will be done in Jesus’ name. Amen.

  13. Friday, January 12, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : G – Almighty, The

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of United States of America – Utah
    [OperationWorld] [Prayercast]
    [Joshua Project] [Wikipedia]
    Arizona [Wikipedia]
    Torrington, CT MiSA [Wikipedia]

    Thursday, January 11, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : J – Almighty

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of United States of America – Texas
    [OperationWorld] [Prayercast]
    [Joshua Project] [Wikipedia]
    Alaska [Wikipedia]
    Topeka, KS MeSA [Wikipedia]

    Heavenly Father, Thank You for Your love and for Your Son. May Your will be done in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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