Dear God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we thank you for sending your son.
Jesus we thank you for coming amongst us and being obedient to the mission God gave you and then sending Wairua Tapu to help us with our own mission.
We thank you that this mission is one shared by everybody who calls on the name of Jesus and involves all of us being obedient to share you as we go into all the world starting with the one we find ourselves in.
We thank you that some have been called to go further than their world and cross into other ones as they are obedient to sharing who you are. We thank you for NZBMS being a part of that on behalf of all of our local Baptist churches.
We think of those who have responded to your call to go and ask that you would keep them, their whanau and their future in your hands.
We think of those who have been before and ask you bless the legacy they have left and you bless them.
We think of those who are no longer with us and thank you for them and the impact of their lives.
We think of those who are readying to go and ask you be with them in this time of transition and preparation.
We think of those who haven’t yet been called and ask you give them ears to hear your Spirit’s call.
Lastly Lord, we ask if it is us who you want to go, if are we to be the answer to your call to reach others for Jesus, give us the wisdom, the courage and the strength to step out both here and overseas.
In the name of Jesus Christ
Prayer written by Mike Walker, Pastor of Whitianga Baptist Church and Regional Leader for Waikato.