A Collection of Prayers for use in Hospitals: Day 4 – For Work in the Overseas Mission Field

Day 4, page 21 – second prayer

Prayer for Work in the Overseas Mission Field

O God, stir up we pray, [Lord], the hearts of [Your] people to take a deeper interest in the work of all Overseas Missionary Societies.  May we realize that [Your] command to [Your] disciples [as Jesus said “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age*”] is as much to us as it is to them; and if we cannot ourselves go and teach [Your] Gospel, may we realize our responsibility to pray for, and to support in any way we can, those who are devoting their lives in obedience to [Your] command.  We ask this through Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the World, Amen.

*Matthew 28:19-20 ESV

Suggested Old and New Testament verses: 
1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 2 For by it the people of old received their commendation.  – Hebrews 11:1-2 (ESV)

7 Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go.  – Joshua 1:7 (ESV)

33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. – Matthew 6:33 (ESV)


Psalm 121:1 (ESV)

I lift up my eyes to the hills.  From where does my help come?


In the blog posts under this title we will revisit a collection of prayers published by the BBC* in the 1950’s for use in hospitals, [] denote changes. These prayers included Psalms suggested reading within the text and here we add some Old and New Testament scripture that could also be associated with the prayers.

* “A Collection of Prayers for use in Hopitals,” Durry and Sons Limited, Hounds Gate, Nottingham, 1951.

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