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. I’ve missed a few days of posting and have decided to just publish a single calendar file that you can download and keep in your bible, journal, etc. if you like. All of the information is the same as I have been posting daily except in a single PDF file. A link to the file is directly above this or you can find it on the Downloads page under Forms.

  2. Saturday, April 7, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : J – Faithful and True

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of R-China, PRC – Hubei Province
    [OperationWorld] [Prayercast]
    [Joshua Project] [Wikipedia]
    [OpenDoors: Brunei]
    New York [Wikipedia]
    Aberdeen, WA MiSA [Wikipedia]

    Friday, April 6, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : J – Express Image

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of R-China, PRC – Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
    [OperationWorld] [Prayercast]
    [Joshua Project] [Wikipedia]
    [OpenDoors: Nepal]
    New Mexico [Wikipedia]
    Aberdeen, SD MiSA [Wikipedia]

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

  3. Thursday, April 5, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : J – Everlasting Light

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of R-China, PRC – Henan Province
    [OperationWorld] [Prayercast]
    [Joshua Project] [Wikipedia]
    [OpenDoors: Myanmar]
    New Jersey [Wikipedia]
    Zapata, TX MiSA [Wikipedia]

    Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : G – Everlasting God

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of R-China, PRC – Heilongjiang Province
    [OperationWorld] [Prayercast]
    [Joshua Project] [Wikipedia]
    [OpenDoors: Malaysia]
    New Hampshire [Wikipedia]
    Zanesville, OH MiSA [Wikipedia]

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

  4. Sunday, April 1, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : J – Ensign

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of R-China, PRC – Hainan Province
    [OperationWorld] [Prayercast]
    [Joshua Project] [Wikipedia]
    [OpenDoors: Laos]
    Montana [Wikipedia]
    YoungstownWarrenBoardman, OH-PA MeSA [Wikipedia]

    Saturday, March 31, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : J – Emmanuel

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of R-China, PRC – Guizhou Province
    [OperationWorld] [Prayercast]
    [Joshua Project] [Wikipedia]
    [OpenDoors: Turkmenistan]
    Missouri [Wikipedia]
    YorkHanover, PA MeSA [Wikipedia]

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

  5. Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : G – EL-ELOHE-ISRAEL — God of Israel

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of R-China, PRC – Chongqing Municipality
    [OperationWorld] [Prayercast]
    [Joshua Project] [Wikipedia]
    [OpenDoors: Suyria]
    Massachusetts [Wikipedia]
    Worcester, MA-CT MeSA [Wikipedia]

    Monday, March 26, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : G – EL SHADDAI — The Almighty, All-Sufficient God

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of R-China, PRC – Beijing Municipality
    [OperationWorld] [Prayercast]
    [Joshua Project] [Wikipedia]
    [OpenDoors: Nigeria]
    Maryland [Wikipedia]
    Wooster, OH MiSA [Wikipedia]

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

  6. Sunday, March 25, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : G – EL ROI — The Lord That Seeth

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of R-China, PRC – Anhui Province
    [OperationWorld] [Prayercast]
    [Joshua Project] [Wikipedia]
    [OpenDoors: Maldives]
    Maine [Wikipedia]
    Woodward, OK MiSA [Wikipedia]

    Saturday, March 24, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : G – EL OLAM — God of Eternity

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of R-China, People’s Republic of
    [OperationWorld] [Prayercast]
    [Joshua Project] [Wikipedia]
    [OpenDoors: Saudi Arabia]
    Louisiana [Wikipedia]
    Wisconsin RapidsMarshfield, WI MiSA [Wikipedia]

    Friday, March 23, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : G – EL ELYON — God Most High

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of Chile
    [OperationWorld] [Prayercast]
    [Joshua Project] [Wikipedia]
    [OpenDoors: India]
    Kentucky [Wikipedia]
    WinstonSalem, NC MeSA [Wikipedia]

    Thursday, March 22, 2018 Hallowed Be Your Name : G – EL — The Strong One

    People of the World US State & Region
    The people of M-Chad
    [OperationWorld] [Prayercast]
    [Joshua Project] [Wikipedia]
    [OpenDoors: Iran]
    Kansas [Wikipedia]
    Winona, MN MiSA [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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