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.
senior consultant, Development Associates International, author, Western Christians in Global Mission
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!
executive director and CEO of the Lausanne Movement
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!
-J. D. Payne, PhD,
pastor of church multiplication, The Church at Brook Hills, Birmingham, Alabama
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!
vice president of missions, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, director, Urbana Student Missions Conference
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!
-From the foreword by Patrick Johnstone